1/2/12

Burda 7352

was my last garment for 2011.  My daughter had mentioned a week ago that she wanted me to make her a dress.  I advised her to either stop at the fabric store or sift through my fabric stash for the fabric, that was December 22nd.   She wanted sparkly fabric and I told her to make sure it had some stretch and also to pull out a pattern or two that would work with the fabric she intended to buy.   She said nothing further thoughout the week.

 Ok, fast forward to December 31st, prior to rushing out of the house that morning she said "Oh Ma... I need a dress for tonight.  Of course, I went into a rant about how am I suppose to make a dress in a day, you didn't even get the fabric... let alone pick out a pattern.... and with a quickness she was out the door @ 7:00am. 

I went into full throttle and sifted through my patterns & fabric stash (my sewing room and the downstairs closet was a hot mess afterwards), picked out a few fabrics (taupe knit with gold sparkles, royal blue faux sequin & silver faux sequin) and Burda 7352,  texted her pics of both... no response.... then I remembered that she had to take an exam.  She finally touched basis with me around 12:00 noon responding that she was looking for shoes and not sure the fabrics I texted her would work and also asked if I had any black fabric.   Thankfully, I keep my black fabric in the sewing room which was easy to get to.



The day was getting long and to play it safe I cut the pattern and decided the black fabric was the best bet and proceeded to cut the fabric.  She called me again around 3:00pm and I told her that I cut the black fabric and to bring her azz home so we can get this dress done and also told her just in case buy a dress.  Dear daughter didn't get home I think until around 6ish., by then I had started sewing the dress and thinking if any change needed to be done, I could do it at the side seams.

Pattern Description: Strapless dress with slightly flared skirt, ties which are attached in the front seam and various styling options

Pattern Sizing: 6 to 18

Did it look like the photo on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? close enough

Were the instructions easy to follow?  The instructions were easy after I recovered from the first pic regarding using twin needle for stitching edges, then realized it referred to the hemline.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like that it was quick and easy and especially being that I needed to finish the dress in a day.  I didn't like the super wide ties and cut them in half.

Fabric Used: Black polyester/spandex which has nice movement, great stretch & recoil.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Luckily no alterations were needed and the only change I made was cutting the ties in half, also I did 1/4"fold along each edge of the ties and stitched, then cut very close to the stitchline.  I anticipated her asking to shorten the dress, but to my surprise she didn't... she said the length was perfect.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? My daugher loves the dress and want another one.

Conclusion: When my daughter arrived home I was in the process of putting in the zipper and told her she can try it on when I finished the zipper.  Finished the dress and it fit her perfectly, no alterations needed.  The shoes she purchased worked well with the dress and she said she would decide which pair to wear once she was dressed and ready to go out.  She said I knew you could do it Ma... my only response was don't try that sh*t again...lol

Around 11:00 pm I peeped in on her wondering what she was doing and my baby girl was sound asleep and decided not to wake her, however she woke up at 11:48...  decided to watch the count down and enjoyed the beginning of 2012. 

Although she didn't go out... I was glad I was able to make the dress for her which she will wear the next time she goes out.


34 comments:

alethia said...

Lucky girl, well you pull it off and you did a great job.

GodsgirlT said...

What a great story and a great dress! Oh yeah...and a GREAT MOM TOO!! You've got more guts than I do! You pulled this one off nicely. She looks HOT in that HOT dress. Wishing you and your family a healthy and prosperous New Year! Take care!

Cennetta said...

My dear friend, you work well under pressure. Superb results and Ally is happy as a lark. Love the dress.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Well at least she looks fabulous in the dress! And you truly pulled a rabbit out of your hat cause that wouldn't have happened at my house! *LOL*

Dharma said...

Your daughter looks lovely in the dress!! What a great mom!! Hope she gave you lots of hugs for a new outfit!!!

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

You work well under pressure and did a fantastic job. Afterall wht are moms for>

Lori said...

Mom to the rescue, beautiful dress for a beautiful girl.

Myra said...

Wow what a Mom!!! This is a great dress success story! Ended up beautiful too! (Just like your baby girl!!!)

Faye Lewis said...

You're a wonderful Mom, and that's a great dress too.

velosewer said...

She really is a lucky girl. You made a great dress, lots of great decisions on your part and the dress is fantastic. Great results from you. You're a great Mom.

Melodye said...

That's it. You win the saint of the year award and it hasn't even started yet! She looks wonderful and you're a great Mom!

Candice said...

Great story Sheila! Your daughter looks stunning!

Mary Sarah said...

WOW again! The dress looks fantastic on your daughter! I don't know what I would have done if my daughter didn't go out that night after all you did to get her ready. lol! Moms are just too great!

Shari said...

What a good mum you are! Your daughter looks wonderful in her new dress!

Opal said...

Wow Super Mom! I love this dress. It looks fabulous on her.

Carol said...

She looks lovely and you are super Mum!

Meigan said...

The first time I saw that pattern I thought it was very cool. Your version is fantastic and looks lovely on your daughter. I hope she gets to wear it out soon. :)

CarlaF-in Atlanta said...

Your daughter is very lucky to have you for a Mom. Her dress looks wonderful.

NuJoi said...

It turned out great!

L said...

Great job! To pull that off in one day is fantastic!

Ilse said...

Great story, awesome dress!! She's sure to get lots of wear out of it.

Knitaholictoo said...

You rocked it out! That is a great dress and fit her fabulously! Oh to be young again and 20lbs ago, lol!

Patty said...

Gorgeous daughter and a gorgeous dress....nice job, Mom! and what a cute Mother/Daughter story :-)

Sheila said...

Thank You All and my Daughter Thanks all you for the beautiful compliments.

@ Cennetta, You know I've whined numerous times about how I don't do well under pressure, but for my baby girl... yes... just this one time.. lol

@ Dharma, what she gave me was a list of garments she would like me to make for her...lol

@ Melodye, Aww you are such a sweetheart.

Adelaide B said...

You are a much nicer mom than I. I would have laughed and laughed and laughed.

Sister said...

Wow! Isn't it nice when they appreciate us? Although I couldn't have pulled THAT off! You rock!

Rosie said...

Sheila you do very well under pressure. Your daughter is gorgeous and the dress is just wonderful. Happy New Year.

Omega said...

Sheila,
HAPPY NEW YEAR! I have seriously been MIA on the sewing scene. I've lost my sewing MOJO somewhere but you are sparking it up with your wonderful creations. Hope you new year is awesome!

Patrice said...

Cute

toy said...

wow, what a way to start the new year of sewing. I'm so happy it worked out, great story

syl said...

I think if I'd been under this type of pressure I would have told her to wear a sheet and pin it with a shiny brooch.

Angela said...

Very cute! Hehe.. I recently made a "convertible" dress that's similar to this one for your daughter. Are those glittery shoes from Charlotte Russe?! I think I might have those. :)

MushyWear said...

Your daughter looks so great in this dress. But wow, what a lot of stress to get it done. So glad it all worked out. I am anxious to make this pattern too in the coming year, so it was so fun to see it here on your blog!

Minnie said...

Your daughter is a very lucky girl, she has very talented and helpful mom. My daughter would have come home to no dress and no sympathy.