Wednesday, November 10, 2010
I have been consumed with finding the perfect retro inspired dress. I have a few old fashioned threads, sweater sets, and curve hugging pencil skirts...but still I am not satisfied. I decided the only way to have the dress is to make it myself.
How hard could this be afterall? I designed and made very complicated costumes while working in the costume studio at Texas A&M so surely I can make a simple dress, right?
hour" and I am up for the challenge.
I did not want to spend too much on this since I am a little rusty on my sewing skills. Also, a pattern? I have not read or worked with a pattern since Home Ec in High School. At A&M and after I did not really follow a pattern, they intimidated me so I designed and built my patterns with cheap fabric. I ended up finding the pattern on the cheap and got some broadcloth at Joann's while it was on sale for 1.99 (and then I had a 20% off coupon for sale items...SCORE!!!!) So after a few more trips to the fabric store for "forgotten" supplies, I was ready to go.
There were only 3 pieces, the back skirt piece was to be used twice. Not hard at all. After cutting, I pinned and attatched the peices.
I could not wait. I had to try it on. IT WAS TOO SMALL?????? HTHeck? I was either not careful enough with my measurements or the sizing was wonkie. So I guess I have a cool dress when I loose more weight.
I am heading out today to figure out what I am making for Jordan's (my 13 going on 30 y/o niece) room. While I am at Joann I am going to look for some fabric for a skirt I have my eye on. I sure hope the sizing works out better. it is another easy pattern so maybe I will have something new to wear by the weekend. LOL