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Valentine's dress V8742 and Happy 30th to me!!!!


So, I finished my Valentine's dress in time to wear with my three Valentine's! My hubby and our two boys.. My husband really made sure that I had a great evening, so kudos to the hubby... I really was not even sure if I was going to get the dress finished in time, seeing that I didn't start on the dress until Monday the day before V-day!

Paired here with V8679 jacket!

I sewed the dress all the up eliminating the hook and eye and bias binding!

 However, this dress is a breeze to sew! Especially, once I eliminated the bias binding at the neck and "steam a seamed those hems".. Can we say it together*winning*! This dress is easy to wear, and I love the side ruching in this dress it makes for a very figure flattering shape... There's really not much to review on this dress, it's simply that simple! I used a ponte knit from fabric mart fabrics and I sewed a size 18 but cut 2" off the hip so I could have used a 16 in hindsight...

 Overall I had a great Valentine's day with the hubby and my boys and glad that I was able to wear my new dress to dinner last night! Well today is my 30th! Thank you Jesus for another year, so I plan to take it easy today and relax!  Be blessed Divas and continue to stay fearlessly fierce!



  1. Happy Birthday, Candice! The dress looks lovely on you!

  2. Happy Birthday, and what a fitting dress for it.

  3. HAPPY, HAPPY 30TH! Lookin' good Lady in Red! Hope you enjoyed your day!

  4. Happy Birthday! Looking good lady. Good luck in the PR Red Dress Contest.

  5. Happy Birthday and you look great.

  6. Happy birthday! You look amazing! Awesome red dress.

  7. You look fabulous!!!! Happy Birthday!!!

  8. First of all you MADE ME buy your vogue dress pattern today. I had been scared of the side ruching, but yours looks so good that I am now temped to make one up.

    About getting around to the leggins. I know - right? I have so many sewing ideas floating around in my head that sometimes it actually makes me a little dizzy. I just cannot get around to everything I want to make!!!

    Hurry up and get to Texas and get settled. I think I feel another dress sew-a-long coming on for the summer and it won't be right if you're not involved!

  9. Thanks again ladies! You ladies are the best!


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