Today is my first time participating in a Blog Tour hosted by Sewing By Ti and I am very excited. This month’s blog tour theme is Dress up this Town. Before kids I used to live in dresses, but it is just now that they are getting a little older that I am finding my way back to dresses. Today, let’s talk about the George & Ginger Drama Dress! I have a Mom Bod, meaning when I wear tight fitting close people ask me when my baby is due. 🙁 I am not pregnant and I had my last baby a little over two years ago. I am only 5’0″ tall, so even just a little pouch (I have more than a little pouch) makes a big difference in my size. I also have a decent size derriere as well. The two together make clothes shopping awful and clothes making a little bit more difficult. I measure a small every where but my waist and hips. I am working on it. We joined the gym, but in the meantime I am loving the drama dress. I do not have to adjust the fit of the pattern to fit my weird body shape. (Please make it to the end of the post to enter the giveaway from some wonderful pattern sponsors).
I don’t usually wear flowers in my hair, however my son gave it to me and insisted I wear it in my hair. He is such a sweet boy and what I a great idea, as I actually love the look. The best thing about the drama dress it flows and drapes well. The top of the dress fits well without the bottom of the dress appearing too large. Sometimes when the dresses are larger on the bottom it makes you look pregnant, which is exactly what I am trying to avoid. I have lost 10 lbs since February, so I may be able to size down soon. Woot Woot! This dress will be perfect even after I lose weight, as I have always loved flowy dresses. If you look closely my Mom Bod is still is still incognito in my side profile, for the most part this dress covers my “areas in progress” nicely.
I did make a few changes to the drama dress. I am still breastfeeding, so I lowered the neckline a bit to be able to pull it down to feed my daughter. I also reduced the hem line an inch for my height and I did not hem the bottom of the dress. Without hemming the bottom of this dress, the dress came together super quickly. I also made a matching dress for my daughter (you can buy the bundled Mommy and Me Drama Dress here) which sewed up even quicker . I didn’t have enough fabric to make her the flared skirt version of the Drama Dress Jr., so I made her the slim fit dress. These will be a staple for our summer wardrobe!
I will make sure I have enough fabric to make Baby Girl a flared skirt version next time as she is going to love to twirl in the dress. I made these dresses for our 4th of July celebration. I cannot even tell you how many “I love your dresses” comments we received and then the shock on their faces when I said “Thanks! I made them.” Even the city photographer took noticed and asked for our picture, because she loved our dresses. The fabric is from one of my favorite places So Sew English. It is a heart flag compliant double brushed polyester. It is so soft and not too hot in a dress version. It was 90 degrees last night and we were both very comfortable in our dresses. You can find the Heart Flag DBP here and the George and Ginger Mommy and Me Drama dress here, purchase them today, you will not regret it!
Would you like to see a tutorial on how I lowered the neckline? Please leave a comment below and let me know!
Please check out all of the wonderful ladies in the Dress up This Town Blog Tour and do not forget to enter the giveaway from our sponsors below:
Week 1: July 1st-8th
1- Sewing By Ti (Intro) and Stitching At Night
2- Me Made
3- Tenille’s Thread
4- Sewing By Ti
5- Seams Sew Lo
6- Anne Mari Sews
7- Sea of Estrogen
8- Lulu and Celeste
Week 2: July 9th-15th
9- Living in Twinado Valley
10- Ma Moose
11- My Heart Will Sew On
12- Seams Sew Lo
13- Kate Will Knit
14- Creative Counselor
15- Sewing With Sarah
Week 3: July 16th-22nd
16- Stitching and Making
17- That’s Sew Lily
18- Sprouting Jube Jube
19- Auschick Sews
20- Anne Mari Sews
21- Lulu and Celeste
22- On Wednesdays We Sew
Week 4: July 23rd-31st
23- Stitching At Night
24- Sewing Curves
25- My Heart Will Sew On
26- Indulging Mum
27- That’s Sew Lily
28- Adventures With Bubba and Bug
29- Capture, Craft Cook
30- Sewing By Ti
31- Sew Like a Sloth
1 Pattern George and Ginger
1 Pattern Itch to Stitch
1 Pattern New horizons
$10 Shop Credit Patterns for Pirates
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I love your matching dresses, they’re so pretty!
Thank you so much!!!
Those matching dresses are seriously the CUTEST!!! I love them <3
Thank you so much!!!!
The dress turned out so cute, and I loved the alterations you made to fit your needs now. I’m petite as well (5’2″), so I can definitely relate to needing to make a few changes here and there to traditional templates. The pattern is adorable too!
Thank you so much! Yes I am always needing to change the length in most of my patterns. This one was very easy to adjust. Shorties Unite!
Love this Mommy and me patriotic look! You guys are too cute. Changing bodies are such a headscratcher at times. I’m finishing up nursing my baby girl, and I just realized that all of my tees that I made postpartum are not fitting anymore. That is the good news about sewing–that you can adjust for wherever you are at. Good luck in your getting in shape–it sounds like you’re doing well!
These dresses are stunning! I would love to have matching ones for me and my twin girls 🙂 🙂 🙂
Thank you so much!
You guys look great in your matching dresses! I’m 5’0″ too, and you’re right, even just a little bit of weight makes a huge difference for us short mamas! You look so good in this though, great photos!
It does make a huge difference, doesn’t it? I kind of like being short, so I won’t complain too much. 🙂 Thanks so much! Its all about choosing flattering clothes.
I saw your post on ig & i loved your dress! I am a huge fan of matching mommy and me sets !
I LOVE mommy and me looks. And the drama dress is a definite favorite of mine!
Thanks!! I love the drama dress! It is definitely one of my favorites.