……it doesn’t matter if it’s Black or White

…mine is black and white, my dress that is!  Let me say that I was thrilled to participate in this MonoSewn Monthly Stitch. I have just recently dusted off my old sewing machine and upgraded to a new model. I bought loads of patterns to get me back in the mix. It’s been a little challenging to say the least. I studied fashion design so I know my way around sewing and pattern making and I was like, let’s do this. I decided that I should follow the pattern since it has been over 20 years and I found out they still make me crazy after all this time. I was about to throw my machine out the window when tackling a zipper on a pair of pants. I had to fall back on what I knew to get through that one but I prevailed!

I used a simplicity pattern #1873 from Cynthia Rowley collection (my $1.99 buy) I decided to make this cute little number for my daughter and once you get to know me you will know she is my model for the edgy looks that I make.  The challenge is that I wanted each piece of this dress to be a different print but what I forgot to do was turn the pattern pieces on the other side when I was cutting one for the left and one for the right sides. Let’s just say I messed up some fabric making this dress, lesson learned. Fabrics purchased from Joann’s, I used dress prints, décor light weight fabric (they had the best prints) and quilting prints. I had to get what I could they are all cotton blends. I used bias tape for my seams to make the dress all kinds of pretty on the inside.

For the making of this dress and my pattern review click riigghhhtt HERE  


I had fun being a part of this MonoSewn, especially since I am just getting back to sewing. You’ll probably see me again. Now for the dress in action. The model is my daughter and this is our story. This dress knows no boundaries…..well the traffic  was a little challenging but the dress was fine. The little dress in Black & White. See the full story by the clicking HERE.


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48 thoughts on “……it doesn’t matter if it’s Black or White

  1. The dress, the photography, your smile . . . all on point. I did not see the fabric type; is it cotton?

    I’m going to enjoy perusing your blog. Thanks for sharing.




  2. AMAZING!!!!!!!!! I love the use of the different patterns. I love the patterns individually and together. I love the dress. I love the pictures. Just love this so much! 😀


  3. That is an inspiring make! I love the idea of all the different prints put together. Your daughter is so beautiful! She’s lucky to have a mom who makes her such stylish outfits. I hope you keep sewing and sharing!


    • She is lucky isn’t she, I will make sure she gets the message! Thanks so much Zibergirl and I will definitely keep sharing!


    • Go for it! Finding the different patterns was the hard part, no deciding to put what print where was harder! It was all worth it!


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