Monday, July 8, 2013

A New Temple Dress

I've lost quite a bit of weight recently and have had to buy new clothes.  About a month ago, I decided it was time for a new Temple dress.  Mine is beautiful, but it is huge on me now.  I plan to take it in, but I want to wait until I'm done losing weight so that I only have to do it once.

After doing a little Internet research, I decided to make my own Temple dress.  I used this pattern (recommended by an LDS blogger):

It required a bit of adaptation as it is closed with drawstrings in the back and the neckline was a tad too low, but it wasn't too hard to put in a zipper and raise the neckline.  I promised my mom I'd take some pictures, so here they are.

It looks much better on than it does on a hanger.  I'll try to remember to take a picture of myself while I'm wearing it.


RachelAA said...

Way to go - on the weight and the dress!!! So awesome.

Beth said...

That's so awesome Laurie!

KickButtMommy said...

And you sew? What can't you do?

Brooke McCoy said...

love the new dress! way to go. and thanks for the spices!