Hi everyone, this is my first ever item of clothing I have made and also the second time using a sewing machine. I decided to make my life incredibly difficult and make the pattern myself. Of course that wasn't insane enough for my liking and I had limited fabric available (Cambridge has no fabric shops other than John Lewis and I'm not rich enough to shop there yet!) so I decided to team the velvet fabric that I had with some T-shirts from Primark...
Lots of people told me it was mad. I agreed. I also ran out of time as I went on a course for the week preceding the ball so ended up finishing the dresss (sort of
) about an hour before it was worn out! I didn't have the time to hem the bottom but luckily the t-shit fabric seems fine without it and the velvelt is also holding up fairly well so far!
All in all I'm immensely pleased by it as lots of people were surprised to find out that I had made it
and it didn't fall apart at all!
Lessons learnt for next time:
- Buy a pattern.
- Buy proper fabric.
- Have enough time to attempt insane project.
- Start off by sewing very simple things!!
- Pins are probably my friends and I should learn how to use them.
Thanks for looking and any advice on pinning is appreciated!