Wednesday Addams, Mother of 2

12:00 am


Today I'm over at Made with Moxie to celebrate Selfish Sewing Week! I'm a bit honoured to kick it off with this Wednesday Addams dress!


I was given the Angie Dress pattern by Sis Boom to review, and I was both excited and scared! I mean sewing for myself is okay, sewing for myself to show off to other people is a bit intimidating. Especially since it's been almost 5 years since I made a nice dress! You can read my full review over here.


I used scrap fabric for the pockets, does it look familiar? Yep, Vincent's pink pants!


Vincent helped out with the photos. Just because it's Selfish Sewing doesn't mean I don't still deal with Mum Life ^_^ The inside of my dress has splats of honey and butter because children.


The original pattern is nice and simple but I self-drafted a pattern for the collar and added that on. It's kind of classic looking, but a wee nod to my heroine Wednesday Addams.


That's my little smug smile. I'm pleased that these photos are going better than round one ahah. Also I tried jumping, because jumping in dresses is hilarious and fun and I have the maturity of a five year old.



The skirt is gathered onto the bodice, but there is also elastic in the back to cinch it in a little. I really like this. It's not a boxy shapeless dress, and even without the elastic it fit quite well. It doesn't depend on a belt to be wearable. The darts give it some nice subtle shaping and it isn't hard to pull it on over your head.




This is definitely a pattern I am going to use again and again for myself! It has several different neckline and skirt options. And it's just getting warmer here so maybe some pretty dresses is just what I need!



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14 comments

  1. I love it, Ari! I want to pin ALL the images of you flitting about your yard. :D

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  2. Sooooo cute! I love the pockets (and the fabric inside the pockets). Such a cute and simple dress, great job! :)

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  3. I love you... You look so perfect in this!!!! XXXXXXXXOXOOXO

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  4. This is very cute! Love the Wednesday Adams look. It looks really wearable too - the elastic at the back is genius. Probably great for chasing after children. :)

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  5. so adorable, the collar and inspiration are perfect. I really need to get a few more patterns for selfish sewing... but then I would need to buy fabric too ;op

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  6. Love it hun!! Love all the pictures too, especially the jumping ones lol!

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  7. So this looks great. And funny story....I saw this up on moxie and was reading along, and somehow missed the part where it said this post was from you. I saw the scientific seamstress and thought that was the blogger. And I was all ready to come tell you that I found your freaking identical twin. hahahahaha.

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  8. I love it. I was (am) a massive Wednesday Adams fan... hehe

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  9. Love your grown-up take on Wednesday Addams--what a wearable dress! I love the pockets, and your pocket fabric is a fun surprise :)

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  10. I love your take on the angie dress - great job on the collar and cute pockets!

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  11. Did I know you loved Wednesday Adams??? How did I not know that??? For the past month solid I've been trying to talk Grace into being Wednesday Adams for Halloween...her pale skin and long hair (that I'd color black). Finally I decided to just make the costume, dress her up for fun and then let her be whatever crazy thing she decides on.

    Anyways...love your Wednesday inspired dress!
    -liZ

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  12. This is so adorable! Your jumping pictures are truly amazing :)

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