A Dress Making Machine

I’ve made (finished) 3 dresses in the last week! There was, of course, the previously-blogged zebra dress made for a friend’s wedding, and then I made a darling red & white polka dot dress that I didn’t photograph because my skin is out of control and I felt hideous on the day I wore it. Of  course, after I changed out of that outfit at the end of the day, I thought “dude, you could’ve just photoshopped your skin to look better!” Duh. Next time!

Then, on Saturday, I was at the Folk Festival here in Regina, which is always a great venue for people watching. After looking at all the gorgeous dresses and skirts my fellow festival-goers were wearing, I decided that I really needed a jersey knit maxi dress. It would be the ultimate comfy garment for festivalling. I didn’t have tickets to the main stage acts this year, so I was home around 7 last night. Plenty of time to whip up a dress for Sunday at the festival!

I knew exactly what fabric I wanted to use and knew exactly where it was. So when I got home, I got to work and after just a couple hours, I had a new, comfy dress to wear today!

rff dress


Dress has POCKETS because every dress should have pockets, especially when you’re going to an all-day event and need a place to stash money and your phone, while still having it at the ready.

Also: sunglasses! These glasses have been lost all summer and I found them last week in my car (which I had searched 3 times already). I have several pairs of shades, but these are my absolute favourite. I bought them when I was a 15 year old Riot Grrrl, after seeing a picture of Courtney Love wearing ones similar in Spin magazine. For a pair of cheap sunglasses, they’re really held up over the last 18 years!

Folk Fest is now over for another year and I have a wicked sunburn to show for it (I even had sunscreen on!). I guess I’ll have to wear a strapless dress (with a cardigan) to work tomorrow because I really can’t handle straps digging into my red shoulders right now!

I do want to make a new cross-body bag for my holiday yet (because I’m crazy and always need to sew all the things before going on a holiday), so I might update with that later in the week. If not, watch for vacation pictures when I’m back!

Take care of each other and wear sunscreen!


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