June 25, 2020

Tessa Dress

I made another dress a few weeks ago, but forgot to share it. I've worn it a few times now and I loooove it! It's like wearing secret pajamas, lol.
Tessa dress | DevotedQuilter.com
This is the Tessa dress pattern, from Love Notions. This is actually the second one I've made and I don't think I ever blogged about the first one, either, now that I think about it. It's the dress I wore for our family pictures on Aiden's graduation day.

The dress is super simple to make and Love Notions patterns are written so that even beginners can be successful with them. I'm definitely still in the camp of "explain everything to me and assume I know nothing" when it comes to garment sewing, but I'm getting better 😊

This fabric is a cotton/lycra jersey knit, which is T shirt fabric essentially, so it's really comfortable to wear all day. I love all the blues that are in it and the irregular waves are fun. Actually, I used a pink/purple version of the same fabric for a Summer Basics dress last summer
Tessa dress | DevotedQuilter.com

I cut out another Summer Basics dress earlier today, which I'm hoping to get sewn together this evening. That pattern also includes a tank top, and I cut one of those out, too, using the scraps from another dress I made last summer, which was also a Love Notions pattern. Can you tell I love their patterns?? 😂

I'm still having a blast learning to sew my own clothes and I really enjoy being able to wear something I've made myself. The next challenge will be making a pair of Allegro shorts. I've heard that fitting pants/shorts is a whole new ballgame in terms of the different adjustments that may need to be made to get them to fit perfectly, so this should be interesting.

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  1. The dress looks great. And so do you. ☺ When you find a designer you like, stick with it. I need to find the right pattern to get into sewing clothes.

  2. The dress looks so good on you, and if it's comfortable, even better! I'm all about comfort these days, as dressing during Coronavirus has been all about comfort over fashion! I made my first garment in 1966, and have been making clothes ever since - for myself, children, and husband. If it can be made on the sewing machine, I've done it, including wool suits, prom dresses, aerobic clothes, and men's underwear. These days, I make the occasional top or leggings or church dress... and even the latter isn't something I need anymore, with online worship. I'm looking forward to the days when we can go out again, taking care with our appearance, and even putting on lip gloss because a face mask isn't needed!

  3. So pretty and even better that it feels like jammies. There have been a lot of jammies worn recently in my house.

  4. Fantastic Leanne. It is very flattering on you. That fabric is super.


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