Who’s that girl?

You know that awesome feeling when you make a goal for yourself and you actually do it?

New Girl red dress
dress: self-made // capelet: Apostrophe (thrifted) // boots: Nine West (thrifted) // tights: F21

It feels pretty good.

New Girl red dress

I have a confession. I’ve been in love with Zooey Deschanel ever since I saw her in Bridge to Terabithia (which has always made me bawl like an infant, by the way), and when I got my Bon Look glasses a few months ago, my roommate asked me why on earth I didn’t watch New Girl. I didn’t really have an answer, so the next Tuesday, I snuggled on the couch with her and it was pretty much the best half hour ever.

New Girl red dress
New Girl red dress

Are you shocked that I was immediately inspired to make a dress from the show?

New Girl red dress

I used pretty basic pattern frankensteining for this one. I used Simplicity 1873 for the pleated skirt and then used Burda 7309 for the bodice and Burda 7739 for the sleeves, which I elongated to make them end just above the elbow. The dress itself is made of red cotton sateen and is super soft with a tiny bit of stretch. I might be wearing this on Valentine’s Day for whatever Boyfriend has planned that he refuses to divulge.

New Girl red dress

New Girl red dress

Still need to work on the lack of photo editing skills. We’ll get there.

Boots

Happy Monday, guys!

23 thoughts on “Who’s that girl?”

  1. you are riciduliously talented! i wish i could sew. haha oh well, knitting is better for me πŸ˜‰ you’ve done a fantastic job! love it! xo have a fantastic valentine’s day! xo

  2. you are riciduliously talented! i wish i could sew. haha oh well, knitting is better for me πŸ˜‰ you’ve done a fantastic job! love it! xo have a fantastic valentine’s day! xo

  3. I love it! This dress is also on my to dress. I was planning on buying fabric for the dress saturday. Funny to find out about your dress now. I’ll probably make the dress in knit fabric. We’ll what happens when I’m in the store πŸ™‚

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