I'm terrible at coming up with 'names' for these posts. Anyway, this is a dress that I finished about a week and a half ago. I'm pleased with how it turned out, I'm honestly surprised at how well it ended up fitting. I only had to take the top of the back in like, 2 inches to account for me (apparently) freakishly small back. Is it possible that they account for slouching ease in patterns? Because I don't slouch...That could be my problem.
It's hard to tell the design of the dress from that fabric. I actually bought the fabric at a quilting store like, a year ago. I thought it would work well for this dress. I used purple lining :) I love linings.
I used a pattern on this one, Simplicity 2965, which happens to be one of those 'Project Runway' patterns. I've heard a lot of bad things about them, so I'm glad this turned out well.
Ah, and does anyone remember that awful orange dress? Well, I discovered/finally found the wonderful invention of elastic thread. Now, I'm not saying it makes the dress decent, but it does improve it a bit.
Before and after shot:
Still working on that peasant shirt, which is shaping up to have more embroidery than I intended, though still nothing complicated. I've also started on another dress, with some pre-pleated dark teal fabric. I have the bodice half way done and I really think it is going to turn out. Which is always exciting, lol.
Anyway, that's it. Off to...do something. Work out, apply for jobs, have a mental breakdown, etc.