Saturday, September 5, 2015

What I Made-Dottie Angel Frock

Hebrews 12:1-2

" Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God."

Lately, I have been working on putting Hebrews 12:1-2 into practice, casting off any sin I really struggle with. Surrendering that weight that trips me up over and over again! Usually I have one main thing that I struggle with consistently, sometimes two. It traps me again and again! I am sure every Christian must struggle with this, that "one thing". Oh gosh! It always seems to creep back, like a creepy crawly night bug. I have to admit, only God can help us shake these ensnaring vices off. Only His power. Hallelujah to the One who is Stronger than we are!


I am excited to share this frock I made last week. My friend showed me the pattern and I fell in love. An awesome blogger called "The Dottie Angel" makes some cute and unique garments and came out with her own pattern. Simplicity 1080. I love the cotton-ness, the floral-ness, the eclectic cute-ness! 
Some reviewers have complained about the unorthodox construction of this gown (all seams are finished with single fold bias tape, pockets are bound with bias tape, waist pleats are not actual inside darts, you literally stitch outside pleats) but I found it fun and refreshing. I only made a few changes, but mainly stuck with the pattern instructions, which is unusual for me. I bound my pockets with self fabric bias tape and added a contrast strip because I did not have enough fabric to make the entire contrast panel. In case you are wondering, I made view A.

My favorite details are the pockets (of course!)  and the ties that are inserted into the waist pleats.

The pleats are supposed to lie underneath the bust, but I moved them down 1-2 inches because lower definition flatters my body better.

 This frock is an all time fav. I HIGHLY recommend the pattern to adventurous (slightly unorthodox) seamstresses. This is the most unique and comfortable thing I own in my entire wardrobe and I hope to make more! I give it a massive thumbs up!

 What have you been crafting?
God Bless! please comment!

Lexi and Olaf