So I made myself a dress for my sisters graduation. It's the first dress I've ever made.
It was tough, my first problem was finding a fabric I wanted to use... I ofcourse ended up buying the fabric a week and a half before the big day and all the nice fabrics were allready taken
So I compromized and bought a pink fabric with green and red flowers on it. Then there was the task of drawing the pattern (which I probably should have done before I bought the fabric
) I realized that according to the pattern, my hips were size 48, my waist was size 42 (the size I normally wear) and my chest was size 44 etc. (I have no idea what the corresponding American/British sizes are, sorry!) So I drew the sizze 42 pattern and added a (very) large seamallowance when cutting.
Ofcourse this meant that it was about as fitted as a garbage bag
Luckily my employer helped me out, if she hadn't I would have thrown the damn thing away. She helped me fit it to my body. She is a seamstress and one of the nicest people I know, I'm sort of her apprentice (I need the work experience for school and she gets an extra pair of hands, unfortunately I don't get paid
And then finally the day before my sisters graduation I finished the dress (I was handsewing the hem and the buttons on at half past eleven at night) It's far from perfect and I might some day fix the mistakes and add a lining, but all in all it turned out pretty well
For a first dress anyway
I know the pictures are awful, these two are actually the only photographic proof of that I was actually there. I spent most of my time either serving or clearing up dishes. In the second one I just happenened to be in the background when someone was taking a picture of my sister. Ironically enough I was the one who put that rose on the table only a few minutes earlier
I might be able to borrow my brother's girlfriends camera if anyone wants to see a better picture of the dress. Or just a picture where my hair isn't channeling Hermione Granger.
BTW. I used a burda pattern, I don't rememeber the number right now but I'll try to remember to do it at work tomorrow.
SO, what do you think?