so i have created my second sewing project ever.
a dress. for our valentine's formal.
i started working on it over thanksgiving break.
and didn't finish it until an hour and 45 minutes before i had to leave. =P
i'm extremely pleased with the resulting gaaaaarment.
i've never had any sewing lessons or a grandmother who took me under her wing to teach me all the wonders of domesticity.
so i suppose i'm an abraham lincoln of sewing.
being self-taught that is. not assassinated.
it's a cream/wine red dress with a sweetheart top.
tulle sticks out around the bottom in the wine red color.
the rest of the dress is just made of broadcloth. because it was cheap. and i was a little scared to use something expensive and then biff the whole thing.
i beaded the sash. and then made a beaded tie for the boyfriend with left over fabric.
i actually did the beading on his tie first. which would explain the mild obscurity of it.
i've never beaded before. =P
and there i am wearing it. with assorted friends. ha ha. what an odd stance.
since making this, i've decided that tulle is not my first choice in any future project.
and that using hot glue to finish the seams around the zipper is a very bad idea.
i was having trouble getting the machine where i needed it.
so i used hot glue. and glued too close to the zipper.
so now it's a bit of a hassle to zip. too much hot glue acting as a barrier. =P
so. i hope you have enjoyed my chronicling of this dress.
have a lovely day. =)