i finally got something very nearly done!
so i bought this pattern....simplicity something or other. i can't find the package at the moment. anyway, i tried making a skirt from a pattern before and was relatively successful until i got to the zipper, where i had to stop just because i didn't have a zipper. so i figured i could make this dress. right?
yeah, not so much. i thought i could get away without a lining, as it suggests to have. however, that totally screwed up how the top went together. then, once that got all straightened out (with much help from my second cousin on her gorgeously ancient singer) i realized the skirt part is too big and the top is too small. my boobs are squashed! so i added in a panel down the back to make it bigger. which it did, but not enough. ugh.
so! my new idea is to put in a zipper in the back or get bias tape and replace the straps with that and maybe make the top part of the back corset-style that would keep the back close and cinch the empire waist a little more. hm. anyway. pictures! i apologize profously for the hideously large pictures. i'm not good at resizing. i'll get right on that!
front.....pardon the awkward body shots...i'm too impatient to wait for my hubby to get home!
close up of the back panel
and close up of how the front is supposed to look without squished boobies
sooo....anyway....that's that for today! i'm just excited i finally got something very nearly done!
hope you all enjoyed.....
EDIT: YAAAY!!!! i finished
all that's left is trimming the little threads that seem to force themselves out. ah well...
it still doesn't quite fit. i think i'm going to give it to a pregnant friend of mine who is less, um, endowed than i am.
also, my arm isn't that hairy. static electricity!
thanks for all the compliments and suggestions!!!
i sure do appreciate it.