For those of you who have been with this blog for awhile you may remember my first sewing experience…..I’m not even going to post a link because that attempt was horrible. Since then I’ve done little projects slowly getting the hang of the ‘machine’ and finally we have a treaty of sorts between us. It tries not to eat my fabric/I try not to throw it out the window.
Since my next hat (chocolate chip cookie) has a while before it’s due I took the week off to rest. It didn’t work out so well. Within a day I was itching to do something creative and going bonkers tearing through my craft room. For some reason I though ‘Why not make a dress attempt’.
I’m very very very picky with the style of dress I like. I want a retro feel but certain color blocking and shape blah blah blah I’m just really picky. While searching through the Simplicity site I stumbled upon pattern 6966. I had looked at it a few times when searching for vintage inspired patterns but always blew it off. BUT NOW! With my savvy new view on making fabric work after making a spring collection I can see more options. On the pattern it shows everything in one fabric but I love it when it has that drindle feel to it. So I went ahead and bought a yard of solid blue to use for the bodice breaking up the checkers. After playing around with fabric and adding 2 extra skirt panels I ended up with this beauty!
I pinned a little off so I have this weird bump on my belly by the skirt but I’m getting a big white belt that I think is going to make this dress so much better.
It came out way better than I was expecting. My sewing machine worked great and the only screw up I had was the bodice but it doesn’t matter because of the belt. Even the hem came out great. I mean it has it’s flaws but I’m a not a great sewer on the machine. There’s a few more patterns I’m planning to buy and play with and hopefully I’ll get the courage to make a steampunk dress with one of their patterns.
And before anyone asks NO I’m not going to start making dresses! I’ll make it for you as a friend but it’s a lot of work and I have a whole new appreciation for people who make dresses. Cost alone was $50 for the pattern, fabric, and little things. That’s with my fabric on clearance! I’m sure you’ll be seeing more of these posts since my sewing machine fear is dwindling. I’m kinda wanting to go get another pattern right now…..but I’m going to try and take a break because I know I’ll regret it later.
Till next time here’s a few patterns I’m wanting to make. Which should I do next?