Christmas Party Dress Success!

Well, I think the new dress was a success. It looked good, and was pretty comfortable to wear….though I remembered while wearing it that the Butterick armhole draft is NOT suited to me. Fortunately, the knit is forgiving enough that it wasn’t too bad, but I definitely will make that change on the next version I make.

I even got an unsolicitation! Her reaction when I told her that I made it myself was pretty cute–I think her jaw may have hit the floor. It led into a nice conversation, and she admitted that she sews the occasional dress for her daughter (or she says she “tries to anyway”) but that she didn’t think she had the skill to sew for herself. I told her that I would be happy to help her learn if she decided to tackle it (not that I’m anywhere NEAR an expert!)…but it would be cool if I inspired her to start doing some stuff for herself, I’d love to have an in-town sewing buddy. 🙂 Hmmmm….now how can I push her to try….. 😉

So, enough about that! You guys are here for the show! I had hubby take a few pictures, none of them spectacular, but I think this one will do. So, here ya go! 🙂

Anyway, I think I’ll be taking off all the eye makeup I have on and head for bed. Hope you have a great weekend! 🙂