Well, here’s the dress 🙂 I can’t say I love this picture. K just snaps the picture and doesn’t consider how it makes me look. I hate my arms in this picture and the angle of my face. He doesn’t have the magic touch that I have when it comes to taking pictures. This picture is cropped. There was a lot of negative space.
Here’s the dress on my bed.
Anyway, this took me about 10 hours to make in total. Is it work it? Perhaps. If you want to spend a fraction of the cost of what you would spend at a store. It was fun, but only when I wasn’t making mistakes or the sewing machine was acting up. Those made it very frustrating.
I chose this pattern, Simplicity 2176, because I liked the simple A-line and I thought it would be a good first try. It was 🙂 I think I did pretty well considering I’ve never made clothes. I just downloaded a circle skirt pattern for free from burdastyle.com, which is an addicting website. I am hoping that I can turn a circle skirt into something Lolita appropriate.
I think my OCD really liked this project. It kept my mind working and focused. I tried very hard not to get burnt out by working on it too much in one day. For me, that lasts a couple of days 😉
This weekend I basically worked on it nonstop. I’ll be honest, it’s nowhere near perfect. Somehow I made the bodice too big in the end and it is clothes-pinned to look tighter in the picture, but I think that’s an easy fix. You can’t see it that well in this picture, but I also made a bow. It’s really cute in real life 🙂 It looks bad in the picture 😉
I am really impressed by how well I installed the zipper 🙂 Everyone said it’s difficult, but I think it’s pretty easy.
Anyway, I’m glad to finally be finished (almost anyway), with a project. This isn’t something I’ve done in a long, long time. I have so many half finished projects lying around the house. In a way, I’m proud of myself. It was a lot of work, but with time I’m sure I’ll get better.
Also, this is what Chester did basically the entire time I was working on the dress.
He’s such a cute little baby boy 🙂
Thanks for reading!