Sunday, June 23, 2013

Pointer Sisters Dress!

As the song goes 'I'm So Excited, and I Just Can't Hide It' (what on earth is she on about, I hear you say?)  Well, I have been wanting to make a simple shift dress that suits my plus figure, and after some great advice from blogland, I have a great wearable muslin. 

It is not perfect, but I am really pleased with it and I thought that this would be a great first post!  I stopped buying RTW clothing as part of Goodbye Valentino's challenge, on October 11th, 2012, and I have not looked back (or been remotely tempted). 

As far as the pattern is concerned, I started with Simplicity 7740.  It is (was) a simple style with bust darts and then I added all my 'normal' adjustments and a few extra darts!

So what do you think?  What has been your recent sewing achievement?

More photos and details on my blog!


  1. Congrats on the great dress. I have been on a similar journey to find a TNT dress - and strangely enough - it looks a lot like yours! Isn't it wonderful to have a good looking dress that you can dress up or leave simple. Great job.

    1. I have been watching your progress, and that was what gave me the push to move on!

      Thanks very much!

  2. I agree with BeaJay. The dress fits you very well and can be used as a TNT. The fit across the back is spot on! Well done!

    My most recent sewing achievement is to not make a wadder. =)

    1. Thanks! I did take a couple of classes with a Palmer Pletsch teacher and she was fabulous - explaining (and showing me) how to deal with a number of issues I never knew I had - but once addressed patterns started to fit me!

      Good luck with your non-wadder - you can do it!

  3. the print looks great on you, very well done!