Saturday, June 4, 2011

A Dress for Tamara's Birthday

My daughter is home for a wedding and her birthday ,which is Tuesday. Of course that called for a new dress.

The pattern she's been wanting me to make is Simplicity 2369 so I made a combination of Views A,B and C

Here it is:

And here are some detail shots. The dress is not a wrap dress but just looks that way.

It is fastened with two long ties tied in a bow,

Tamara really likes the loose flowing sleeves.

A back view

The fabric is a poly/lycra. I used no interfacing and the only notions I used were thread and Steam-a-Seam to hold the hems before straight stitching them.The whole dress including the cutting out took about six hours to make and was sewn entirely by machine.

This is an easy project. The dress looks like the pattern envelope and the neckline isn't too low. I would highly recommend this pattern!

I made a size10 top and size 12 bottom and the dress was a perfect fit. Tamara declared it her new favorite dress.Here she is wearing it to a wedding party.

Here we are together . I'm wearing this dress made last spring.

I love having a daughter and it is very special and makes me very happy to have her home for the first time in 10 years for her birthday .

Check in with me in a few days for a fun and really cute top which I designed myself!.

Hope you've had time to sew this weekend!


Vicki said...

Cute dress! And lovely photo of the two of you.

gwensews said...

That is such a pretty dress, and your daughter is beautiful. Enjoy your holiday with her.

MODAVESA─░RE said...

your daughter look like you:))
─▒ like dress:))

Lori said...

Your daughter's dress is beautiful, as is she. I looked at the picture and thought oh, wow, Diana has grown out her hair! Boy, do you two look so much alike. Have a wonderful time with your daughter and happy birthday to her.

pdiddly said...


another nice dress - your children must be delighted to have a mum that can run up lovely outfits so quickly - I like the blue fabric too.

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Diana, Tamara looks so much like you. She is beautiful. The dress looks awesome on her and of course you look beautiful too :))

Karin said...

It's lovely! You and your daughter look so much alike - both pretty.

Linda T said...

Oh, I may have to get my hands on that pattern! Lovely dress on a beautiful daughter!

Audrey said...

Your daugther looks lovely in the dress you made for her. I think it is so neat that you still sew for her.

Sharon said...

Wonderful dress and beautiful photo of you and your daughter.

Ms.Alethia said...

I LOVE this dress, it looks so comfortable!

Anonymous said...

Two beautiful ladies in two beautiful dresses!

Cennetta said...

Happy Belated Birthday to Tamara. I can see why this is a "favorite" dress. It's beautiful. Very flattering on Tamara, and I think I'll pick this one up at the next sale. Thanks,