Dress for Ren Faire

“Mom,can you make a dress like this?” Why yes, yes I can.

NOT MY PICTURE: this is what she sent me as inspiration.

This is what I made.


Day 1: go to thrift shop and look for fabric or a dress to make over. Sheets!

Look through pattern stash for something useful.


Wash fabric.

Day 2: Cut out and sew to the point where it needs to be fitted.


Days 3-5: Cool your jets.
Day 6: Visit daughter in another city and finish.

I used my 70-year-old ruffler, and the equally old buttonholer from my Singer Featherweight, but attached them to my modern Bernina, with a eyelet cam in the buttonholer that was 3D printed by my daughter. HOW COOL IS THAT?

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That turned out so beautifully! I love this sort of request. Yes, yes I can make that! So satisfying.

Awesome!!! She looks very pleased with her new costume!! I have Ren Faire costumes that I made but I totally cheated and bought the patterns for the costumes, whereas you took the bull by the horns and just made this come together! I love that!

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Turned out beautiful…my favorite, though, is that your daughter came to you, probably knowing that you could indeed take on this challenge! lol…Of course, you can!!!

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gorgeous! Your daughter is lucky to have a parent like you!

Nice job!

I love being asked that question!
That color choice of fabric is gorgeous on your daughter. Great job, mom!

hahahahaha know that feeling!

She looks amazing in it and I love you used old sheets from the thrift store!

I love it!

It was hurry up, and wait, and then hurry up again.

Looks fantastic! I haven’t made some garb in a hot minute. This inspires me to do so. I need an Irish dress. Well. “Need” being subjective.

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Wonderful 2nd life for those thrift store sheets. Love the finished dress!!

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So very lovely!

How beautiful!! :heart_eyes: :heart_eyes:

That’s amazing–great job. You must feel so accomplished–I would be singing in the shower…and the car…and the grocery store. :rofl: