More Unselfish Sewing

I have more unselfish sewing to share with you. I made a dress for my momma, using my self-drafted cowl top pattern. I’m getting pretty decent at pattern grading, but it still took me a while to get the fit of the pattern right. It was well worth it though.

I made an obi belt that she can pair with it, if she wants.

I took my “first draft” of the dress with me to California in February, had my mom try it on, and took notes on alterations I needed to make. I had to take most of the dress apart and resew it. I finally finished the alterations a couple of weeks ago and sent the dress to her with the dress I made for my youngest sister.


I love the dress paired with the dangle belt best. Great style choice, momma! 🙂


For the future, I will make the sleeves a smidge shorter.

DSCN1432The material was really heavy, and I can see that it pulls on the waistband a bit, but it seems to work well with the belt.

I also made a dress for my sister, Brittany, earlier this year, and finally finished some alterations that needed to be made. I’ll post some pictures of that dress when she has the time to take some.

Happy Sunday! We’re working on the house and in our yard this weekend. Have you been working on anything or doing anything this weekend?

  1. GA

    April 21, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    Your mother was beautiful in this dress, she’s beautiful anyway but this looked so good on her. I helped some in Uncle Jared’s garden. Watch for pictures on fb.

    1. Becca

      April 22, 2013 at 9:10 pm

      I’m so glad to hear that it looks good on her. 🙂 Sounds like you had a good time. They have such a nice yard!

  2. Sarah Lewis

    April 21, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    I’ve been working on Aunt Julia’s memoirs. It’s going to be copious but very interesting reading. It’s been quite an undertaking and time consuming but I’m sharpening my typing skills so it’s all good! Your mama looks very proud to be wearing one of your creations. I’m sure your mother is very proud of you! Aunt Sarah

    1. Becca

      April 22, 2013 at 9:16 pm

      Sounds like fun, but a lot of work! Thanks! I’m glad that I finally made her something. 🙂

  3. gingermakes

    April 23, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    What a nice daughter you are! Looks like a comfy, cozy dress! 🙂

    1. Becca

      April 25, 2013 at 6:03 pm

      Aw, thanks! I’m learning that it can be fun to be an unselfish sewer. You’re definitely a role model in that regard. I can’t wait to see all the things that you’ve been talking about making for your sister. You’re a really good sister! 🙂

      1. gingermakes

        April 25, 2013 at 6:51 pm

        Haha, thanks! I nearly finished the skirt I was making her last night (all but the hem) when I realized I’d made a huge, goofy mistake without noticing it– one tie was super short and the other was really long! It won’t tie! So I’ll be ripping out tons of topstitching and long, long wrap skirt seams tonight… sigh… 🙂

        1. Becca

          April 29, 2013 at 9:39 am

          Oh man, that stinks! I hate it when you don’t notice a mistake until your near the finish line. I repeat, you’re a REALLY good sister!

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