Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Working on the Spring Wardrobe

This year I made the decision to sew my spring clothes. Why? Well, I'm not really sure. Looking back on the decision, it seems like a stupid one. However, I've already spent a couple hundred on fabric so I can't really go back.
I used to be a good seamstress, making cute theme outfits for myself on my pink sewing machine. My favorite was my cowgirl outfit I made when I was 10. I even went to quilting camp one summer. I loved it. But I guess with age your skills fade because this particular task is not going very well.
 I've made 3 pieces this week and am really disappointed with my 2 dresses. The issue seems to be that I really can't fit clothing on myself very well and I don't have a form in my size.

 The first dress probably would have turned out well if I had sized it properly and if I had read my notes right and cut the fabric properly. This one was mostly done from a photograph and not a pattern. I wear it around the house and really like it but it doesn't fit well enough to be worn in public.
The shirt, I like. I like the fabric, the blue looks really nice on me, it fits and it only took me 2 hours to make. I may make this pattern again with a different fabric.
This hideous. I loved the fabric so I bought the last little bit on the bolt. The picture on the pattern was super cute so I put a lot of work into this dress. You probably can't tell from the picture but there were 13 cuts and a lot of awkward sewing. I put it together and tried it on to size it and thought "this looks like a night gown" and it does. It could be cute (maybe) but instead it is going to have to be a "stay home" dress. Very, very disappointing.
I have more cute fabric waiting to be sewn. Next to attempt is two skirts, a couple tank tops, a tunic and one more dress. Hopefully things will improve. Send good sewing vibes my way.

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