“Hope” Dress for Me

I know, with all the companies and website I’ve been talking about lately, you’re wondering when I’m going to get back to the crafty stuff. I’ve been wondering that some myself. But last night, after putting together the book summary (which somehow I AM going to get up on here today), I sat back down at the sewing machines, and it felt great.

I’ve been wanting to make the the Hope Wrap Dress, a free pattern over at Burdastyle, but I haven’t been willing to shell out the money for some good-quality stretch knit. But then I found some wine-colored spandex knit for $4 a yard on the clearance aisle at JoAnn’s last week.

The dress took only four hours . . .

. . . although it would’ve taken less if I had chosen regular jersey.

I love the way it turned out, though. I like the thin ties and the 3/4 length sleeves. And I love that it cost me only $8. I think it will be perfect for this fall.

The dress pattern is only available from Burdastyle in size 34, but I think you could alter it without too much trouble. If you don’t want to worry about grading the free pattern, Butterick 5030 has a style option that is almost exactly like the “Hope” dress.

Happy sewing, everyone!

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17 Responses to ““Hope” Dress for Me”


  1. 1 Millie July 22, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    I love it! That dress is awesome and it looks great in that color and great on you! Nice job! I am off to check out Burdastyle now!

  2. 2 Jenny July 22, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    It fits you perfectly! I love the color!

  3. 3 Leslie July 23, 2010 at 8:48 am

    this dress is beautiful and looks so fantastic on you. great job!

  4. 4 Carla July 23, 2010 at 8:50 am

    don’t take this the wrong way, but you rock that dress girl! The color looks great on you. Awesome job!

  5. 5 Lauren July 23, 2010 at 9:06 am

    I love it! Don’t you love when a project that only cost you $8 turns out looking like a million bucks! I agree with Carla, you look great.

  6. 6 Lesly July 23, 2010 at 9:18 am

    $8 of fabric and a million bucks of skill – it looks great! Thanks for sharing!

  7. 7 Seams Inspired July 24, 2010 at 7:19 am

    “Sew” Gorgeous! The fit is very flattering and the color suits you well. Very nice! Thanks for sharing. Happy Sewing! 🙂

    http://www.seamsinspired.com

  8. 8 Andrea July 24, 2010 at 8:23 am

    That is amazing!! Great work. Such a nice dress.

  9. 9 Michelle July 24, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    Awesome dress! It looks fantastic on you.

  10. 10 Anna July 25, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    I’ve been wanting to make that too! Glad to hear the pattern isn’t too hard to follow!

  11. 11 pinksuedeshoe July 25, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Wow. I am totally impressed! That looks like it cost about 10 times more than $8! I am inspired to buy some knit and try one myself!

  12. 12 Cook Clean Craft July 29, 2010 at 4:06 am

    That dress looks amazing on you! Congratulations! Stopping by from the Train to Crazy.

  13. 13 maryanne July 29, 2010 at 7:02 am

    Gorgeous! And Butterick patterns are $1.99 at JoAnn I think this week, so I’ll have to look into that!

  14. 14 sara July 29, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Lovely! It looks really good on you and the color is stunning!

  15. 15 Ana July 29, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    Great job! It looks wonderful! It could also be worn with pants and look great, too!

  16. 16 Cheryl July 29, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    This is really cute – now I’ve got to head over there & look for it!

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