So long ago, I purchased Sew Liberated’s Metamorphic Dress pattern.
I was totally in love with it.
I never made it.
We are talking the summer.
I placed it on my Year of Projects list in July.
Well, of course, I decided that two days before Thanksgiving was the perfect time to make it.
You know what?
It was the perfect time because this dress was easy to make-even for a newbie sewer like me.
I had stash linen (natural cream color) and a linen blend (dark brown), perfect for a reversible dress.
When the kids were at school (half days all week), I cut out the pattern.
I cut per my measurements.
So, my bodice and skirt were two different sizes (16 bodice and 20 skirt-once again I try not to get upset with the sizes I am in patterns).
I zigzag stitched the edges per the instructions (I didn’t have time to get my serger out and threaded), I gathered per Hungry Hippy Sews instructions (she had a sew along over the summer- link here), sewed patch pockets, finishing the inner and outer dress in about 1.5 hours.
The next day, I went to my son’s Fall Concert and in the 45 minutes before the kids arrived home from school, I sewed the neck line, did the burrito method for the arms, and sewed the sides.
I hemmed it after they were home.
All told, maybe less than three hours to make.
I did omit the inner dress inseam pockets.
I always mess in seam pockets up and have to seam rip several times-no time for that with this time frame.
A cropped cardigan, leggings (it was 12 degrees outside) and boots and I was ready to go!
I am seriously IN LOVE with this dress!
I have enough linen to make an inner and outer bodice and have stash cotton I am going to make the skirts out of (my next one will not be reversible if I use cotton).
Or maybe I’ll be able to hit Joann’s black Friday sales this weekend and pick up some more linen.
If you have been eyeing this pattern and have been intimidated, take it from this newbie garment sewer-DIVE IN!
YOU CAN DO IT!
Have a great week!