Friday 9 August 2013

From K - Staple Dress in Seattle

When Amanda was visiting two weeks ago we took the opportunity to hit up a couple of local quilt shops. While we were out and about, I found some amazing super light weight cotton and decided it would be perfect for my first attempt at a Staple Dress.

After a couple hours of sewing with pattern in hand, I wound up a little gem of a dress. A week later the hubs and I ventured down to Seattle where we crossed paths with Amanda and her Mr. again (for the third weekend in a row - WHA?!).

The weather was stunning and I was thrilled to sport my new dress for the first time. Amanda helped me decide on the hem length and I think she had the right idea. I can see this piece transitioning into fall easily with dark tights and heals.

I'm also so happy that I made the pocket version of this dress. April's detail into making these pockets really impressed me. They lay to the front of the dress people, the front! This may not mean much to you if you haven't sewn many dresses, but my washi pockets often lay to the back and it's terribly frustrating. That in itself will guarantee more staple dresses in my future.

Amanda's hubby graciously took these pics for me down on Pier 57. We all sauntered back down to the waterfront one evening at dusk to ride the Seattle Great Wheel and the views were spectacular.

Between shopping and quilt shop stops, we also managed to hit up the classics like Pike Market and the Seattle Aquarium! It was a fantastic way to end our three weekend extravaganza.

I'm going to miss seeing that cousin of mine each weekend but lucky we get to catch up again in Sepetmeber, when Sewing Summit rolls around! Anyone else coming to SS2013?
Linking up to Needle and a Thread Thursday over at My Quilt Infatuation; as well as Finish it up Friday over at Crazy Mom Quilts and TGIFF over at Bedtime Quilting. Come join in on all these linky parties to see some of the other great projects!


  1. Kelsey you look so cute in your Staple Dress! I agree, it seems like a great transition piece. I have my pattern all ready--now I need the perfect fabric. Good to hear about those pockets...

  2. Looks so good on you! Oh to have the legs to pull something like this off. :)

    Is the aquarium worth it? We've never been.

  3. This dress looks fantastic on you! Nice to know about the pocket detail. Hmmm, I might have to try this pattern out. Your trip looks like such fun too.

  4. really cute dress, and it look like it fits you so well! Definitely a year round dress- even in winter, paired with tights, boots, and a jacket.

    Thanks for linking up at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  5. I have been an admirer of this dress for awhile now, but I didn't realize it has a pockets version. You did a beautiful job, love the fabric you chose!

  6. That dress is sooo pretty on you!
    Great sewing skills!!!
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  7. Looks fantastic Kelsey! Love the fabric choice, looks great on you! And really, a dress without pockets is just ridiculous!


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