Tuesday, October 7, 2014

A Chiffon Staple Dress

For my next adventure in clothes making I give you a chiffon Staple Dress!

chiffon staple dress no head

Yes, my head is cut off. Yes, this is the same photo shoot as the last one. My camera is a little too heavy for the little tripod I have and it was getting tired...

chiffon staple dress

There we go. I made this out of a polyester chiffon I got at a local discount fabric store. It went surprisingly well for my first experience with chiffon! I did a straight size small and opted for the drop hem version. I had a little bit of trouble on the sleeves... my machine decided to try to eat one of them while I was hemming :( So I rolled them again and added extra stitching over the slightly mangled area. Then I added a line of shirring to hide the mangled-ness. Because of course that couldn't happen down near the armpit. Had to be where everyone would seeee. But I kind of like how they look all scrunched up! I might do this again in the future. In case you haven't heard, this was a lovely, easy pattern to follow. I made it up in an afternoon, mangled sleeve rescue and all. Definitely recommend for beginners!

I wasn't sure I would like this pattern on me, but I was pleasantly surprised! It's comfy and flattering and light, which is wonderful. I wish it wasn't almost winter so I could make all the summer dresses... Although, I could just wear leggings under EVERYTHING. Hmmm.

Yes, this part of the shoot is lacking in photos. Because the dogs were getting sick of me and doing this:

staple dress dogs wrestling

I know you can't see my face, but trust me. It was not amused. 

OH. One last thing. In case you don't follow me on Instagram, I kinda got engaged this weekend! Well, officially engaged. Mario and I have really been planning our wedding for quite a long time but we wanted to do things like finish school and buy a house before bothering with a wedding. But we've done that and now we're bothering! Look how sparkly! 

engagement ring close up

Mario does have the best taste :) 


  1. Gorgeous ring!

    I would call the mangledness a "design feature"! No one has to know otherwise! :D

  2. Pretty dress ... pretty lady ... pretty ring. Congratulations and Best Wishes to you and Mario! ... :) Pat

  3. That dress is totally adorbs. I keep wondering if I'll like it on me. What if I HATE it? So I hold off from making it. :)

    And that ring? AWESOME. Congrats! :)


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