Sunday, May 9, 2010

Me-Made-May: Day 9

This is the first time I have worn my red and pink plaid dress because I don't love it (and also it is too big at the waist for me). I made it back in January for the Pink and Red contest. Otherwise I would not have chosen this fabric.

I think it is cute but I feel a little ridiculous in it. I used Burda pattern 7831 for the top (but I changed the shape of the neckline, got rid of the collar, and sewed on a ruffle) and added a full circle skirt to it. Why didn't anybody ever tell me how great circle skirts are to sew?! I cut a hole in the centre of the skirt roughly the size of the waist of the bodice. I really wasn't measuring precisely or anything. And they fit together perfectly! It was like magic!

So I wore this to work today with my plain black leggings, my black and white belt (I think I should make another belt, the same but with a black buckle) and my aubergine cardigan.


  1. I think you are being a bit hard on yourself because the dress is gorgeous! And it fits you perfectly! I like the combination with the belt and the leggings! If I were you I would wear it non-stop!

  2. I really like this dress Jodi! It looks fab on you.

  3. You shouldn't feel ridiculous in it, it looks great. Circle skirts are fun until you have to hem them and then it's just a pain.

  4. Nice dress, love the colour too:)


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