Hey Guys! Remember this dress from Day 65?
Remember how I did this with it?
Remember how I said I was going to cut it up and make something else out of that fab fabric? Today is that day!
Inspired by Sally over at Charity Shop Chic, I started off with a simple pattern from my vintage stash. :)
This is the first thing I’ve ever sewn with a paper pattern, by the way. I’ve always been really intimidated by the process. I also don’t like not knowing how well the thing is going to fit until it’s done.
Whatever. I want to be a better sewist, and sewing with patterns is the next step! If I don’t learn new skills, this year is going to get awfully boring. No Fear!
I took out the pattern pieces, and began following the instructions.
Much like putting together IKEA furniture, if you follow the instructions, you’ll probably be okay. :)
I had to look up a few terms in one of my sewing books, but it wasn’t a big deal.
After I sewed the two sides together, I realized this dress was flippin’ HUGE on me! :( According to the measurements on the pattern, it should have fit perfectly. Grrrrr! I took it in on the sides, as well as from the back.
As I got to the finishing touches, I improvised a little with the neckline and the sleeves (I just can’t help myself!) My dress now looks nothing like the pattern, but I think it looks even better! ;)
What do you think of my first foray into patterns? Are there any nifty beginner patterns out there you’d recommend?