It only took a few (can't remember how many exactly) days to sew up, and these photos are actually the second time I've worn it. I credit my speediness being 1 part getting better at sewing, 2 parts easy-to-understand pattern and instructions and 3 parts a shiny new sewing machine that my great-uncle gave to me.
|Dress: Me-made Kwik Sew K3929 | Shoes: Doc Martens|
Belt: me-made/buckle from Decadence | Bracelet: gift (Stella & Dot)
Ian and I took these photos behind the streetcar barns in Old Strathcona, shortly before FINALLY signing up to get library cards. I've been back in Edmonton for exactly a year and worked right across the street from the main branch, but didn't get my card until now. Sad.
On to the details! This dress was very easy to make up, and had all the hallmarks of a perfect dress (at least to me, anyway):
Cap sleeves (this was my first time setting in a sleeve and I think I did pretty darn well!)
sweetheart neckline (this dress had sooooo many facings! There are some weird armpit facings that I almost skipped because I just couldn't wrap my head around them. I put it in and ripped it out twice before getting it on the third try. It's hard to think backwards, upside-down and inside-out sometimes)
and pockets (Who doesn't love pockets? Actually, I know of someone, but I still love her).
The cotton is also super comfy and doesn't irons very nicely. Score!
I also did a blind hem for the second time. I don't know how I feel about blind hems on the machine. Perhaps once I'm better at the origami-like folding you have to do I'll like them, but I feel like the stitches are so close together that the hem is still visible.
Now I'm on to my next sewing project...