For awhile there I was wondering how embarrassing it would be to not finish an outfit for an outfit-along that I was cohosting because I kept making plans to start my dress and then life would happen and I’d have to put things off. This weekend I actually got sewing, and things went really well.


I finished the bodice, which is really the most complicated bit of this dress. Unfortunately I ran out of thread at that point, but I ran out and got more on Sunday before I went and did family stuff. When I got home, I started to think about how I could finish my dress and get to bed on time that night if I left out the pockets and if I skipped this or that. I was really excited to get the dress done, but I realized I was too tired to do it properly if I was already thinking of corners to cut, so I ended up putting everything away. Getting the bodice done was good enough for one weekend because I still have next weekend to finish the dress and do it right.

P.S. I have a guest post on Rock + Purl for designers on what to blog about when you can’t blog about what you’re currently working on. Check it out!Β 


  • Looks great! I’m envious…I’m still tweaking my bodice muslin for my dress, and not at all confident that I’ll get it done before I leave for a conference next Monday, let alone the end of the OAL.

  • It’s gorgeous! I know the finished dress will be fabulous. The good thing is that it goes by super fast after the bodice so, I’m sure you’ll get a lot done this weekend.

    I’m gonna actually try to finish up a dress tonight. Hopefully, I won’t get in the zone and stay up too late πŸ˜‰

  • Love the fabric!!! I’m worrying about mine, too πŸ™‚ I finished my bodice over the weekend, and I’ve just gotten to the waist shaping on the body of my Myrna! Wish me luck!

  • very cute – the colors are great! i am scrambling to finish up a dress for the OAL – got my sweater done today, except for sewing ribbon onto the back of the plackets. Looking forward to seeing your completed projects & thanks for an awesome sewing/knitting challenge idea with the OAL! πŸ™‚

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