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« on: August 03, 2005 05:03:33 AM »

So it started with a pretty good idea: I'm going to sew my own gala dress, for the school event in May...

I found the right fabric, a gorgeous black silky fabric with a flower pattern woven into it (very glam, very classy), the right material (my bf's mom's sewing machine and time), the right idea.

Unfortunatly, I was very confident in my own abilities to make a pattern, so I went about it without a proper pattern... 5 hours later, I had something to try on, despite having had to draw and resew a few times...

My bf's mom helped me adjust it and everything, even managing to hide the lopsidedness of the back part with a large ribbon, the weird side closure and all. It looked perfect. It looked gorgeous and didn't slip off my boobs like so many bustier type dresses are wont to do.
Every time I tried it on, I had to sew it smaller at the seam for some reason...

Comes the day of the event where I need to sew the buttons on to close the thing. I try it on again and this time, no amount of adjusting will put it right.

I ended up a very soggy, stressed mess wearing a dress that needed tightened every so often because the ribbon kept slipping off.

And guess what? I spent the whole evening holding the front up so it wouldn't flash my boobs at everyone.
I looked like a sack (although people were complimenting me on my quirky dress... - Quirky dress my asparagus) and every time I look at the pictures, I shudder...

Morality: Freehand dress patterning is NOT for beginners... Wink

Although it does leave me with loads of gorgeous fabric to "recycle" Wink
« Last Edit: August 03, 2005 05:09:42 AM by Perja » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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