Sew Fun: The Staple Dress

by Nadine on March 5, 2014

I finished my second dress!

But…first things first. Here’s the first one. Don’t judge.

Yep. It looks like a chambray hospital gown. With pockets! I’m totally okay with that.

April Rhodes’ Staple Dress is supposed to have elastic shirring at the waist, something I fully intended to add. But then I discovered I liked the option of styling it in different ways. So I kept things simple.

To convince myself that I’m actually going to wear the thing, I played dress up today:

I can’t wait for non-sub-zero temperatures. I miss wearing dresses. And shoes.

Stay tuned for Dress #2. I’m pretty proud of it….

Note to newbie sewists who are Googling “Staple Dress” for tips and tricks — I totally did that: I made this in size XS, as some people commented that the sizing runs large. I’d normally be a small. Just a heads up.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Kelly March 6, 2014 at 8:25 am

Love it!!! And yes, forget the shirring, the belts are so fun! Yellow belt for the win!

P.S. We should sew together :)


Karen March 6, 2014 at 9:45 am

It’s beautiful! Hooray for sewing skills!


Nadine March 6, 2014 at 10:13 am

Thanks, ladies.

And, yes, let’s sew together, Kelly!


mom March 6, 2014 at 12:26 pm

you are inspiring me to sew again, Nadine. Great work! So proud of you.


Christine March 6, 2014 at 4:15 pm

I love this Nadine!!! Great sewing skills here. Of course you should wear it – you are rocking the accessories!! I’m trying to get my fashion students to work like this!!! :)


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