|Oh yes, we chortled, that is definitely a hand-made frock!|
Therefore, using my birthday pennies wisely, I ordered two Japanese dressmaking books in the hope that this would occur. A trip to the fabulous Abakhan for fabric and I was ready for the off.
I've been sensible, doing the pattern drawing and cutting one day, and the sewing another so as not to rush and mess it up.
|The chosen dress|
Today was the sewing day, and it's been eventful. I was doing okay until facing got involved - I always sew it wrong, but this time, did it correctly and then realised I'd not attached the straps! I unpicked and re-did it! Then, and only then, did I try said garment on! Oh dear! Whilst the dress is fine, the straps are probably only half the length I'm going to need them to be. This means unpicking all of the facing again, re-cutting and interfacing two new straps and sewing them back on. My dress will not be finished today because soon I will have to go on the school run, walk my dogs, cook a Shepherd's Pie, eat it, take the 7 year old to Brownies and then put two girly girls into bed. I think by then I will have lost the will to re-make my dress. I think this is a project that will have to be finished next week.
|Am thinking one side of dress looks more A-line than the other here?!|
Whilst I am a little downhearted about this, at least I am over half-way to finishing it and hopefully it will be wearable once I do. It's not perfect, but it's mine and I did it all by myself!
I think that deserves a 'Yay'!