Hello everyone!! So i decided I was going to make my winter formal dress this year, which is on January 20th. I used a pattern- Burda 8174. Now it was fairly simple to make, I made some dumb errors, but nothing too major. I just finished a few nights ago and it looks great! So I go to try it on and its waayyyyyy too big!! NOOO!! I even measured, double measured, everything, before I started cutting! GRRR. It looks great. On my mannequin it looks great...even seams, nothing too horrible for my first article of clothing...but when i put it on, it just kind of falls down again. It's strapless with lining on the inside and boning. I was considering putting straps on it, it wouldn't be TOO hard, although it wouldn't be the strapless look I was going for obviously...but even with straps, it'll still look like a bag on me. I was thinking about maybe adding some eyelets and making it into a corset? However I don't think it would really go with my black and white polka dot theme...grr. The skirt also makes me look heavier than I am, and it doesn't help that I have no waist to speak of so the rest of me just looks huge, but that's a completely different story...I will try to upload pictures
tomorrow I've uploaded pictures! Hooray!
i gotta take them first haha
. Soo...any advice my fellow craftsters??
On to the pictures!!
Please try to bear with me. I might possibly be the worst photographer ever.
i'm also wearing a pink shirt underneath, as to not scar you with my *ahem* privates...
so here's the whole dress. sorry for the flash and bad picture, i'm pretty camera-dumb. the dress looks decent enough...
the bodice of the dress. well, part of it. i pretty much missed half of what i was taking a picture of. anyways...looks ok i guess...notice it bunches sort of...
AHHHH!! this is what happens when i gently tug at it !!
there's also a big gap when i pull at it near my boobage area. sorry for the lame dark super close picture.
and this is when i pinch the side...lots of space! it actually doesn't look too bad here. usually there's much more.
and of course i was too camera-dumb to have taken a picture of the skirt portion...i tried and failed miserably. but it's also too big around my hips. gah.