Today I’m so happy to be sharing Alethia of Sew Much Talent fame in her beautiful dresses for The Day and Night Dress Challenge. Indeed, this Georgia peach has got mad talent. You guys are in for a treat! Without further ado:
The Day and Night Dress Challenge 2018: Sew Much Talent
Stepping up to the plate
First, let me say that I was over ecstatic that I was even invited to be a blogger for this challenge. I love Elizabeth a.k.a. The Fabric Manipulator. . . .I was delighted to do so! Besides, she is one of my administrators, It’s kinda hard to say no.
Second, this has truly been a challenge. Unfortunately, true to my nature I was extremely indecisive as to what dresses I wanted to create. I went through several patterns and tossed them all. I just couldn’t think. I wasn’t sure. This went on until proverbially and literally the 11th hour. But I did it.
As you’ll see, I created my day and night looks with a little twist that I think is prophetic of me and my life these days. I have a very eclectic passion for fashion… sometimes a little eccentric. But, hey, it’s what I like. I learning to just do what I see and make no apologies about it. However, you rarely get to see that side of me because I don’t get dressed up often.
Anyway, let’s talk about these looks. I used a very basic sheath dress pattern, McCalls 7085 for my coffee dress.
To many of you this may be a surprise, but I DID NOT HACK THIS PATTERN.I stitched it straight from the envelope. I only had to make minor fit adjustments, adding to the sides, and length to the hem. I, also, took up the shoulders a tad bit.
I chose to use this beautiful piece of fabric that I got from one of my sew sisters, Eubie Bryant. Eubie
I accidentally discovered that it paired perfectly with a 3-D organza fabric that I received from one of my Sew Much Talent sisters last February.
My Coffee Dress
My cocktail look
To you Elizabeth, thank you ever so much for asking me to participate in this challenge. It has truly been a challenge. I am enjoying seeing what the other bloggers and vloggers
Keep watching here on Elizabeth Made This and on YouTube between now and February 28th for more amazing dresses from this wonderful global crew of sewing bloggers and vloggers I’ve assembled!
Want to join in the fun yourself?
HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED IN THE DAY AND NIGHT DRESS CHALLENGE:
- Sew some dresses!
- Let other people know about it. Use #dayandnightdresschallenge on Twitter and Instagram and follow the Day and Night Dress Challenge Facebook group.
- Keep reading here to find out the latest. Follow Elizabeth Made This on Instagram andFacebook.
- Post a picture of your day look (coffee) and your night look (cocktail) to Instagram to enter yourself. Don’t forget to tag me @elizabethmadethis and use the #dayandnightdresschallenge.
- Grab a graphic and post it on your site and/or repost on Instagram: