I sewed a dress...for ME!!!
For those of you who has been visiting my blog must be used to see my little girl modeling the dresses I sew for her. I have appeared in couple of posts for mommy and me look, but this is the first time I am writing the entire post just for my dress. I am kind of proud of myself for sewing this dress, and I thought the dress deserves its own post ;)
The fabric is soft and light-weight cotton. I thought it will be great as a halter dress and did not think of anything else. So I checked the $1 patterns on sale and picked up Simplicity 1610 Project Runway Collection.
I was not sure how this was going to fit me, so I started out cutting the pieces big. Soon I realized this woman's pattern seems to run large just like the children's patterns. So I cut the pieces smaller, and also trimmed the curves at the chest quite a bit since my chest is so flat. But trimming the chest area was not good enough, I had to trim the entire bodice shorter so it will not hang on me like a grocery store bag... And after all those fitting and adjusting, the dress is still too large at the chest. I am using a fashion tape to hold the dress in those pictures. To fix this issue, I am thinking of replacing the halter strap's button closure with longer straps so I can tie them at the neck, allowing me to fit the bodice tight to my body.
The back has an invisible zipper and elastics. I did not trim enough in the back and it looks bouncy. The store-bought belt helps to hide it, but that is not the only thing the belt is hiding...
It is also hiding this misaligned bodice line ;)
I meant to make the skirt below knee length, but cut the pieces too long. I trimmed the length and they were not even, so trimmed again and ended up much shorter then I planned it to be. Oh, well...at least the skirt pockets came out nicely.
So the dress is not perfect, the straps still needs to be adjusted...but I am finally finished with it and I am proud of myself for taking this challenge. Sewing for myself was definitely not as easy as sewing for my daughter, but I actually made something I would wear!
My sidekick needs to make an appearance... ;)
I am still thinking what I should make for her with this fabric for mommy and me look.
Linking up to those fun parties.