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It all starts with a plan

I spent my day off shopping for patterns and fabric for my spring wardrobe. 

And I found some amazing fabrics and patterns.

I’m really anxious to see how it will all turn out. And I absolutely cannot wait to accessorize and turn these dresses into full ‘looks’!


I started out at Jo-Ann’s and took advantage of their $0.99 McCalls pattern sale. I found four dress patterns that I loved but it took me a looooong time to find fabric that would work.

The first I found was this:



Right off the bat I LOVED the peekaboo back. But I just couldn’t find a fabric that I would work. I found this fun semi floral print that’s silky and light and will be perfect for summer.

Then I was sad to find that there wasn’t a single other fabric that I liked at the store.

So I stopped for lunch and then headed to Hancock’s.

Right off the bat I found a print that was AH-MAZ-ING. But it was $15/yd… bummer.

I looked around a bit more and found this gem on the value shelf. Only $5/yd!



It was kismet. I loved the print, loved the feel of the fabric and it looks like it’s going to be perfect for the flow-y maxi dress.

I was wandering around and couldn’t find anything else that would work with the patterns I’d purchased.  And then I saw the cutest, springy-est plaid that would work GREAT with the shirt dress pattern I had! Woo hoo!


After all of that I was still really upset about the first pattern/fabric I’d seen in Hancock’s that was just too expensive.

Then I remembered that I had a 40% off coupon and I was sooooo freaking excited, because it’s still a little pricey but I can make that work!

ImageEspecially for a Diane Von Furstenberg knock off!


I can’t wait to get started. And definitely can’t wait to see the finished results!



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2 thoughts on “It all starts with a plan

  1. blueviking on said:

    You go girl! Make those summer dresses and save some bucks in the process! (I made a button-down shirt from a pattern in high school home-economics, a required class… does that count for something?) 😉

  2. Those dresses are adorable. I’m so jealous you know how to sew. One talent I always wished I could have mastered. But I fail at miserably every time I try.

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