Some MMJ and Holiday Wardrobe Challenge outfits

What a weekend its been.
I’ve been involved in an epic battle battle with a cold. I’ve downed more lemsip syrup this Weekend than my entire life. I really did overdose on Lemsip( yeah it was that bad). I did some sewing too ( when I felt better between spoonfuls of lemsip).
I finally put the zip on the other Vogue 8232 dress I was working on. This pattern seems to be my go to pattern, as this is the second time I’m making it (first time seen here). I also used the skirt for another dress I made a couple of months ago.
This time I found the zip really easy to insert. All that Lemsip probably unlocked some part of my brain. I think I need to stock up on lemsip syrup. I’m not saying I’m going to turn into a Lemsip addict….well if it does have anything to do with easy zip insertions, then I might.
I also did 3 maxi dresses. I did not use a pattern for 2 of them, just some personal measurements and elastic on one, and some ribbon on the other. For the 3rd one, I used Simplicity 2638 and the fabric I bought in April when Iwent to visit my in-laws.. The good thing about maxi dresses is that they are so easy to sew, and do not take an awful lot of time.

With this one I measured my hips, and cut 2 rectangles with that measurement, and my desired length . Then I made a casing at the top for the elastic, and hemmed the bottom. Simples!!
Simplicity 2638
With this one, I made two rectangles with my hip measurement and desired length. I left some inches off the top side seams, which act as the armholes, then made casings for both parts of the top, and put a ribbon through it. Job done.

Then I decided to do a little refashion. I had a not-so-new top I had at home, which i realised I did not wear often. So i decided to give it some love.

So old top and some fabric

Cut the top at the waistline

gather the top of the skirt

Sew it to the top. Finish off the seams and hem the skirt.


So that’s what I’ve been up to. I still feel really horrible, but the lemsip is doing its job.
Have a nice week everyone.
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  1. May 30, 2011 / 10:09 pm

    They are so cool, I love the refashion at the end, turns an ok top into a great dress, Love it!

  2. May 30, 2011 / 10:19 pm

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Can't believe you achieved all that whilst ill,though you don't look ill at all! I don't know which is my favourite, they're all so lovely!

  3. May 31, 2011 / 12:24 am

    WoW!!!!! You were busy!!!! I love all of your pieces! Me-Made-June not looking so scary after all huh?!

  4. May 31, 2011 / 12:26 am

    These are all super cute! You look ready to have a great summer.

  5. May 31, 2011 / 12:39 am

    All those wonderful dresses. The first and the last are my favs, but the others are great too.

  6. May 31, 2011 / 6:40 am

    You have been so busy! I particularly love your first dress.

  7. May 31, 2011 / 7:38 am

    You have some beautiful dresses. The first one is lovely and the simplicity of the maxi dresses speaks to me but I particularly like the re-fashion. You have inspired me to get creative to see what I can come up with.

    Lemsip must be good if you were able to get all that done while ill:)

  8. May 31, 2011 / 8:34 am

    Can we just say wow!Wonderful dresses! I love love the strapless dress with the belt!

  9. May 31, 2011 / 9:11 am

    Wow, you've been sewing up a STORM! Love the first two in particular. Hope you feel better soon.

  10. May 31, 2011 / 11:30 am

    Blimey you've been crazy productive. I love the vogue dress, that's tempting me to buy it as i want to try a princess seam bodice. The ribbon maxi and the refashion are also fab.

  11. May 31, 2011 / 2:58 pm

    I'm jealous of how fast you sew. I've been working on a blouse for what feels like years 🙂

    Gorgeous! All of it!

  12. May 31, 2011 / 3:42 pm

    These are all SO cute! And I'm so impressed by your productivity! It would have taken me a month to sew that many things!

  13. May 31, 2011 / 4:05 pm

    Thanks guys.
    I know they look like quite a lot, but really, three of them were not really time consuming. plus I have to continue at this pace or else by mid June, I'll start hiding in my house.

  14. May 31, 2011 / 5:44 pm

    They're gorgeous Dibs, I especially like the first one, SSOO flattering! Hope you're feeling better. x

  15. May 31, 2011 / 6:11 pm

    Good grief, you've been busy! You should change your blog name to 'Dibs the Sewing Machine' 🙂

  16. May 31, 2011 / 9:33 pm

    Those are all lovely dresses – the print and shape of the vogue is lovely on you, and I love the self-drafted maxis – fabulous! And the restyle!

  17. June 1, 2011 / 8:47 pm

    these are all lovely! You are so productive – I haven't even started on my haul from the 'fandango' yet…

  18. Anonymous
    June 4, 2011 / 2:34 pm

    thatz very creative of u mme,was touched by all these arts more greese to ur elbows i love the 1st n 3rd,nevertheless can a sister n mate have one for njoh?hahahahhahaahhahahah,Njokum Juliet

  19. Anonymous
    June 5, 2011 / 11:26 pm

    You no see us Paysans? We always want something for free, but hey, who doesnt? LOL. For real though: Dibs, these outfits are gorgeous. Love the refashion. You have inspired me to pick up my crochet hook again. Keep it up girl. Tina Fende Ebanja-Mukete

  20. May 16, 2013 / 1:02 pm

    I looked so many your posts and I really like you. Always smile on the face, beautiful dresses and stuff..very lovely, I like it. Don`t stop!