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April 29th, 2010 · Print Print

Ever since I bought a sewing machine, I have had a newfound respect for every single contestant on Project Runway, especially those poor souls who get kicked off in the first round.  When I think about all the hard work that people put in to get to that level, it feels a little heartbreaking.

This dress is only it’s only the second thing I’ve ever made (see the first thing here), but I think I’m improving pretty rapidly.  (Hello, Bravo?  Are you listening?!)

The fact is, all I really did on this one was pick out the material — beyond that, the “construction” of this dress was basically just hemming the ends and sewing a line up each side to give it “sleeves.”  (I don’t know what’s going on with me an the quotation marks today — let’s just say I’m a little sleep deprived, ok?)

I’m just thinking that maybe it’s a little self-congratulatory to label something I’ve made myself with the “style” tag.  So I’m just going to hope that you all agree that this dress is quite cute.  And not bad, considering the material cost me about $25 at Mood.  Goes perfectly with my I-got-them-on-mega-sale-but-they-were-originally-$900 Giuseppe Zanotti sandals!

Sugarlaws dress, Giuseppe Zanotti sandals, J. Crew clutch.

Photos by Kristen.


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13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Kristen // Apr 29, 2010 at 6:04 am

    You make me want to get a sewing machine.  I love the dress, both in photos and in person.

    Thanks for the shout-out to  I love taking photos for you.

  • 2 Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries // Apr 29, 2010 at 6:06 am

    Congrats! Wow! I am addicted to Project Runway though and was actually thinking about buying a sawing maschine myself… but you know what… I don’t think I have the patience… :) But good luck with you new hobby and can’t wait to see your next creation! :)

  • 3 Audrey // Apr 29, 2010 at 6:07 am

    Wow great job! I love the pattern. What awesome shoes as well.

  • 4 Maddy // Apr 29, 2010 at 6:15 am

    Good job! I like the print and tunic style of the dress! Can’t wait to see what other projects you come up with :)

  • 5 Whitney // Apr 29, 2010 at 6:16 am

    Great look!  I so want to see a picture of your closet!  Man oh Man!

  • 6 Dee // Apr 29, 2010 at 6:34 am

    You have a lot of style.  I love the dress and the shoes are WOW!

  • 7 J.D. Baker // Apr 29, 2010 at 7:47 am

    Greaaaaat shoes!!!!

  • 8 Paulina // Apr 29, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    I love the print you picked out! You totally rock it. Once again, you look stunning.

  • 9 Richard // May 2, 2010 at 7:31 am

    Great pics

  • 10 Bruce // May 19, 2010 at 2:20 am

    I love the print you picked out! You totally rock it. Once again, you look stunning.

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  • 12 Karen // Mar 15, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    I love it Katy! I’m hopeless at knitting and sewing, I can sew a button but that’s it. Can you sew from a pattern?

  • 13 katy // Mar 15, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    I’ve actually never tried using a pattern!  Probably my projects would look a lot better right now if I did — this picture hides a lot of the unfinished seams that I can never get exactly right!

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