October’s Sewing Project


DIY sewing fit & flare dress Kwik Sew K3521

Another working title for this post was “Dropped the Ball”, because if you remember my goal to sew one wearable item a month this year, I totally dropped the ball by May. I won’t bore you with excuses, because I really don’t have a great one, but sewing didn’t make the priority list this summer.

I picked things back up in September with this fit and flare dress. I don’t know what it is with me and patterns, but I swear they always fit way to big compared to my size and measurements. I was so excited to finish, but I was swimming in it. Out of frustration, I threw it in a to-do pile and ignored it until mid October, when I finally altered it into something wearable.

As an airplane lover I was pretty excited to find this fabric. I fell in love with this dress on Modcloth made from airplane blueprint fabric, but have been staying away from $80 dresses lately. I think it’s a pretty good substitute.

DIY sewing fit & flare dress Kwik Sew K3521

DIY sewing fit & flare dress Kwik Sew K3521

DIY sewing fit & flare dress Kwik Sew K3521

Pattern: Kwik Sew K3521
Fabric: this Etsy shop
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
scarf: thrifted

DIY sewing fit & flare dress Kwik Sew K3521

If you want to see the projects from earlier in the year here is Jan, Feb, March, & April.

Have you been more successful with your goals/resolutions for the year??

Oh, on an unrelated note- I started a new Twitter for the Etsy shop if you want to follow along for first peeks at new stuff and special discount codes :)

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11 Responses to October’s Sewing Project

  1. Justine says:

    That is so cute! I totally know the dress from Modcloth you are talking about. But it can be so hard to shell out 80 bucks on every cute dress so sewing your own seems like a great alternative. Honestly who doesn’t fall behind on resolutions! At least you have tried and succeeded on a few months!

  2. Lauren says:

    I love this! Make me one too, please and thank you. ;)

  3. Anna says:

    You did a spectacular job with the dress _< The polka dot sash pairs beautifully, too!

    – Anna


    • Anna says:

      Part of my comment got cut off. I don’t think it likes my emoji. Haha. The missing part is: “Gaaah, I wish I could sew!” (insert emoji greater than sign, underscore, less than sign here) :D

  4. When I first saw the title.. I thought you were sharing an outfit first and then the sewing project.. but dang.. a whole dress! Those skills! it looks awesome! That fabric is a great find :D

  5. Haha, oh, I would fail that resolution SO fast! I barely get my hemming done in a timely fashion, let alone any sewing projects I have. I love the way your dress turned out! It’s so cute on you, and perfect with those shoes!

  6. Kristian says:

    That is an adorable pattern on the fabric!

  7. Elana says:

    Could you be any more perfect?? This is just the absolute cutest, and I want to hire you to make all of my clothes for me.

  8. and even better alternative i’d say!! i think the cut of yours makes it more wearable for everything and wow, i am just so impressed. maybe your next etsy shop should be handmade dresses like this!! you look just too darling!

  9. Jamie Rose says:

    This dress turned out absolutely adorable! I love the print on it and it looks like such a comfortable dress to wear too. I really love the orange shoes you paired with it. Very very cute!

  10. Karim says:

    Yes, that was me, and you’re welcome. As an act of cniirttoon, I think you should give me the book, since you’d have never even found out about your fabric on the cover if it hadn’t been for me (well, maybe not as soon, anyway)! Then again, maybe you should keep it to build your skills!! ;)

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