I did it! I did it! I sewed myself a real dress that is actually presentable enough to wear in public. Nothing short of a miracle I think. I've always been terrified of my sewing machine. I have dabbled in little projects like aprons, but nothing this involved. It was a real challenge and one heck of a learning experience.
For those of you that might be sewers here is the link to the pattern I used. It's for knit fabrics.
I'd like to take a moment to note. It isn't perfect! There are some mistakes. I can tell it isn't even in the shoulders and tends to slope to one side. But oh well. Still a wearable garment, and very comfortable too. I am pretty short, so buying a dress like this would have been hard. In fact, the pattern came with 3 lengths, and I took the "mid length" one and still had to shorten it a few inches. I can only wear it with high heels even after that adjustment. *LOL* I'm about 5 foot 1 and 1/2.
That's it for today! Just wanted to share. I worked pretty hard on this for several days. Honestly there isn't anything crafty I don't want to know how to do. Sewing my own clothing has been on the to do list for a very long time. So, it feels good to have finished my first dress. Now that I have a bit more confidence I hope to try and do more sewing in the future.