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2011 July 8
by elizabeth_admin

Or how my SuBtle Dress became my Lucky Dress.  Thanks Melissa for the new name for my dress.  🙂 

My SuBtle dress was indeed lucky last night.  I put it through the wash yesterday so I could wear it out for a night on the town that evening.  It came out perfectly.  Do you ever worry about your sewn clothes?  Sometime I don’t trust my hand stitches or have this irrational fear that my dress will fall apart in the washer.  But, my LBD came out like a champ.  I pressed her, put her on and went out to dinner. 

In fact, last night’s dinner has turned into another dinner next week.  Ergo, henceforth, the SuBtle dress will now be known as my Lucky dress! 


And I did not feel invisible last night at all.  Thank you so much for all of you who wrote such supportive comments about my feeling invisible the last few years.  It IS all about confidence and attitude.  If you want to be noticed, you will.  When I think back to all the times I did feel invisible, I realized that they were times when I felt unhappy with how I looked or wasn’t feeling confident at all.  I’m sure I put out “don’t look at me” vibes.  Well, no more.  Mama doesn’t want to be invisible anymore!

What’s next?  I’m thinking a pair of linen pants is next…  I’m thinking V8584.


Happy sewing!

15 Responses leave one →
  1. July 8, 2011

    Whoa! You go girl!!

  2. July 8, 2011

    I know what you mean about feeling invisible. I have been feeling this way for over 3 years.

    My clothing style has changed and I am more comfortable within my own skin.

    The dress looks great! And congratulations on the second dinner coming up ;-D


  3. Liara permalink
    July 8, 2011

    Congrats! I’m glad to hear there’s hope for those of us who may have become “invisible”.

  4. July 8, 2011

    Yeah! A good date! The great dress definitely played a part.

    Will this be your first foray into trouser-making?

  5. July 8, 2011

    Ha ha ha. I can’t say I’m surprised it turned out to be a lucky dress. You look amazing!

  6. July 8, 2011

    I knew it ! Go Girl. Have faith . xx

  7. July 8, 2011

    Congratulations on a great looking (and fitting) dress. It’s lovely.

  8. July 8, 2011

    Good to hear you are feeling better and more confident now. What are you going to wear for dinner #2!?

  9. July 9, 2011

    Glad you had a great time in that great dress!

  10. July 9, 2011

    You look gorgeous in that dress. Oh, and I love your curls. I might even be a bit jealous of those curls.

    THe linen trousers sound great. Perfect for these weird summer days we are having!

  11. July 9, 2011

    I’m a bit (read waaaaay) behind on blog reading but have to say that this dress looks Fantastic on you! Or you look Fantastic in that dress. Either way, make more 🙂 How fabulous that you’re having second dinner!

    I know just what you mean about putting out ‘don’t look at me’ vibes. I’ve just got serious about shedding these extra pounds & it really is so much about attitude. I’m not that much thinner yet, but I feel a whole lot better just for being in charge, & not feeling ruled by my (current) appearance.

  12. SusieR permalink
    July 9, 2011

    Loving everything about this post: the luckiness of you and that fab new dress, your super-cool new I-wanna-be-noticed attitude and your bravery to take on pants. But that pattern looks fairly easy. My first (and last) foray into pants-sewing was a pair of fitted trousers. BIG mistake on my part. This one looks great. Yay!!!!

  13. July 10, 2011

    OMG how could a beautiful girl like you feel invisible?

  14. July 10, 2011

    MUCH nicer look than the unfitted shifts! You’ve got shape, not bag! Great job!

  15. March 8, 2012

    I have been steering away from black over the past three years of sewing – I am now aching for a LBD just like this one.

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