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.