Thursday, February 4, 2010

New Sunday Dress

I love new Sunday dresses. They are just neat.

Sarah was in desperate need of a new Sunday dress. Is it just me, or is it hard to find dresses beyond, oh...size 6x? You know, those ones that are modest; with a high neckline, sleeves, and a hem that is below the knees.

We've been pretty lucky the last few years with some great ones Grandma found and gave to the girls, cute jumpers from Children's Place and some hand-me-downs from my friend, Kim. I even sewed a couple for my sister-in-law's wedding and for Sarah's Baptism.

But, that was then... Now Sarah is in that "pre-teen" sizing that is so hard. I even looked in a few "specialty" stores in Utah hoping to find something that fit my definition of modest. But, no luck. I don't know if I just am looking in the wrong places or what, but I determined that I could probably sew one up in less time than I would take looking for one.

A few weeks ago, we went to Jo-Ann's and found a pattern (Simplicity 5645), a linen-look solid, and some trim. Less than $15 and a bit of time later:

I also can't resist putting a photo of my "helper" while I was laying out the fabric.

Tee Hee!

I got some other fabric for another dress. I hope to get it done soon, but for now Sarah has a new Sunday dress. A modest one. Hooray!

1 comment:

Mom of 6 said...

That pattern looks awfully familiar. . . . It turned out great! I love the color. I think the days of buying dresses for Mary may be gone as well! I guess I'll have to keep the sewing machine out. . .