Sunday, June 5, 2011

Embroidery for me

I rarely embroider on my own clothing. Why? I have no idea. There are plenty of designs out there I love. Maybe it's because I embroider so much for the kids, it is kind of a relief just to sew something up quickly without fussing with hoops, stabilizer, thread changes, etc. etc..

But I saw a mom in my son's preschool class wearing an amazing embroidered dress the other day. It was a really simple jersey dress, but it had embroidery all down the hip and on the back. It looked very expensive, but as I was studying it, I realized it would be really simple to replicate. And then I had to stop staring at it, because the woman was probably getting the wrong idea!

The dress in question was actually a wintry dress, and so I decided to do something more summery (although, lord knows, summery weather has not made much of an appearance here yet). I modified the Jalie dress pattern so that it has an underskirt, and used some of my bamboo jersey.

I was so happy with the end result until I put it on and had my husband take pictures. Ugh! I'm so lumpy! Well, I may have to give this dress away to someone who has not had three children, but overall I do like it. And the bamboo is so soft and divine - it is a supremely comfortable dress, if nothing else!

Pattern: Jalie 3024 


  1. I love the dress and if you ever want to get rid of me, I am your girl!! I don't care if my bumps show! That dress is gorgeous, you are gorgeous!!

  2. Thank you! And Marilyn, the dress has grown on me, lumps and all.