Wednesday, October 10

Weekly Wears: Sewing Therapy

Dress: Handmade (by me!);  Jacket: c/o Lulu's;  Belt: ModCloth;  Boots: c/o Lulu's (similar)

When we were packing up all of our things in preparation for our move several weeks ago, I got really overwhelmed at a point.  One of those *many* nights of packing and sorting I decided to sew a dress, because... well, I just needed to.  It was a super simple dress made from printed jersey, so I didn't have to bother with finishing edges or anything fancy like that.  ;)  I basically just sewed a simple dress shape and threw it on.  Somehow, that was therapy and I was ready to get back to work.  It's funny how that works.

Moral of the story:  sometimes a freak-out can yield comfy clothing.  (wait... what???) 

 

43 comments:

  1. We recently moved too and I found myself making all sorts of things. It drove my husband a little mental but moving is chaos and making stuff totally IS therapy! That fabric is super sweet! Lovely x

    littlebubalishka.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes! I find myself baking a lot during those times, too. ;)

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  2. Pretty. Did you get the fabric at Joann's? I think I almost bought the fabric or something very similar for a top.

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    1. I did! It was on clearance so I couldn't pass it up!

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  3. I cant believe you sewed this! Super cute and totally worth the freak out! I am also really loving those boots!
    Carlee
    Almost Endearing

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  4. LOVE the dress! You are so adorable and so much like me except mine is crochet therapy because I am intimidated by sewing

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  5. Cute fabric! Looks super cozy. I agree - sometimes you just need to make something, it's a great stress reliever!

    Whiskey for Breakfast

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  6. so cute! I love this kind of therapy :).

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  7. you're so beautiful! hope you can check my blog: http://elsuspirodelmar.blogspot.com.es/

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  8. The dress looks great! I love the bow fabric and I wish I was that handy with the needle too

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  9. Just lovely! and so clever
    http://ahandfulofhope.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. Oh my goodness that dress is amazing!!!xXx

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  11. What a sweet dress - good when stress does that to you!

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  12. Love this outfit so much! I always have a hard time making boots and dresses look good together, but this seriously looks amazing.

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    1. Thank you! Also, I'm pretty sure YOU could make anything look good! <3

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  13. As simple as this dress is, it is gorgeous and you look really lovely! I think making dresses when being overwhelmed or stressed is healthier than buying loads of dresses.
    xo Natasha
    http://thenightiswild.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. Ahhh I love this! I've been keeping my eyes peeled since you posted the pic on Instagram. Its lovely! Wish I could whip up a quick dress. I really need to have a go at making one sooon <3

    http://little-beast.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. i really love this look!!! its very different than your usual style, but it looks amazing!!!

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  16. You're so clever! I love the boots with this dress! Perfect :)
    Kitty
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    Kitty & Buck

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  17. I love that dress! You look adorable

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  18. Why are you not a clothing designer too? I LOVE THAT DRESS. Did you make the fabric or did you find that somewhere? So cute.

    Sara
    http://saraivy.org

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    1. I found it at JoAnn one night while shopping for fabric for curtains. Yay for clearance fabric!

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  19. I love the print on the dress! Can you do a diy on making a dress like that?

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    1. I may give that a try in the near future!

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  20. It's adorable Katie! I wish I could "whip up" a dress that quick :)

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  21. How adorable Katie! You're so talented. I really want a sewing machine, but afraid to get one. hehe

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  22. Totally IN LOVE with this look!
    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

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  23. A simple dress that looks beautiful! Good job.
    +Victoria+

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  24. Gorgeous! I love the bow details on the dress, what an amazing way to deal with stress

    Xo, Kelsey

    http://www.trashtotrend.blogspot.com

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  25. You must tell us how you made that dress! It's fab :)

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  26. Katie this dress is fantastic!
    Nicely done.
    Trish

    www.jellybonesblog.blogspot.com

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  27. Love the whole outfit, those boots are killer!

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  28. LOOOOVE that dress. How much can I pay you to make one for me?! xoxo

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  29. How cute is that! A skirt full of bows. Hugs from Miss Maple

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  30. I think I bought that same exact fabric this summer and have yet to do anything with it! Your dress looks adorable! Was the fabric design from a Project Runway winner or something like that? This is inspiring me get off my butt and make something now :)
    Hope you're having a great day!
    x Hannah

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  31. Love the dress! :)

    Val
    http://valentinaduracinsky.blogspot.com/

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  32. you look so beautiful! love this jacket, i got a similar one from lulus and i cant wait to get it

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  33. Such a cute dress! I really need to learn how to just whip something up like that!

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