The Out and About Dress

February 19, 2014Sarah Khandjian

The Out and About Dress

Since Monday was a holiday I gave myself the day off from blogging. I finished painting our hallway and open hall closet (I can’t wait to share photos with you next week!) and spent the evening making this oh-so-comfy dress. Now I must be completely honest and let you know that my sewing skills aren’t great. I’ve been sewing totes, pillows, and random projects for years but never actually made something wearable until I took a sewing class last October and learned how to read a pattern. So when I saw Sew Caroline post her new Out and About dress pattern, I knew I had to give it a try.

I found this cute floral knit fabric at The Sewing Studio this weekend for $5/yard. At that price I knew if I failed terribly on this pattern I wouldn’t be too upset about spending a $15 on fabric. This was my first time sewing a real neckline, pockets, and sleeves and I have to say I absolutely love the results. This dress is so comfy and I love that it can be dressed up or down. It didn’t take too long to make and Caroline’s instructions were so clear that even a beginner like me could complete it! I wore it to dinner with my girlfriends last night and they all couldn’t believe I made it. Now I just need to find more knit fabric to make a maxi length dress!

The Out and About Dress

The Out and About Dress

The Out and About Dress

Fabric: Sewing Studio in Maitland, FL | Shoes: Dansko | Purse: Gianna Bini from Dillards (it’s no longer available but you can find it on ebay) | belt: Loft


  • Jennifer

    February 19, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    It looks lovely — good job! I love making my own clothes, it feels pretty great to get to show off your skills to the world :)

  • Caroline

    February 19, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    SARAH! this is absolutely gorgeous!!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

  • Kim

    February 20, 2014 at 9:50 am

    Super cute!

  • Melissa

    February 21, 2014 at 10:57 am

    So cute Sarah! And good for you, i’m seriously impressed (says the girl who broke TWO sewing machines in the past year). I can also picture this dress with a cute gold skinny belt.

  • Marlene

    February 28, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Holy cow–I can’t believe this is a handmade dress! Looks awesome! Cute fabric too, a winner all around!

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