So tonight, instead of drinking tea while I blog like I was…last month? I’m drinking a glass of organic whole chocolate milk…i know…i know..the chocolate bit probably isn’t that organic…haha…and the milk was good before I added the Hersey’s syrup…but I wanted chocolate milk….
So..I finally finished a dress that I’ve spent a fair amount of time on…I call it my 50s dress…as well its made from an original 50s pattern….finally after months of not getting to wear this dress because it was about 4 sizes to small….and getting stuck in the top the night I made it…my sewing teacher kindly told me how I could fix it….
so I get to work on fixing it, and it turns out, I ripped the sleeve edges when I was ripping out seams….so I also had to fix that….
So how I fixed it..all thanks to my sewing teacher…
I split the sides of the dress, measured how much extra fabric it needed(about 4 inches total, plus seam allowance, so about 6 inches) Also to make it seem as if the panels were intentional, my teacher suggested that I buy or make bias tape to insert as a cordless piping. So after much measuring and a half hour or more on the floor cutting strips of fabric 1 1/2 wide on the bias…I finally got down to sewing, first I sewed each piece of the bias cut fabric together, I went ahead and cut well several yards extra, as I had an apron I wanted to use the same color bias tape on, then I sat down to the fun stuff….sewing each piece of piping to each panels, two pieces per panel, first was a 1/4 seam, then when I put the panels on I used a 5/8 seam…I know not the most interesting thing to have just read..but I thought it was fun…ha ha
after inserting each panel, and the zipper, fixing the hem(I had to hem the panels) I finally got down to the sleeves, I had messed it up about a 1 in up from where the edge was, so after much thought I just cut it off at that mark and made two cuffs, with “slanted” edges…I LOVE how it turned out, and even though the dress does in my opinion make me look shorter then my 5’2″….I would still wear it…even out and about town…..I LOVE how it turned out!
(*ahem*…don’t ask…I’ll tell…….dad was playing around pretending to be a fashion photographer “show more leg”…he just wanted to get a look of shock out of me..didn’t expect me to follow through…lol)
Also completed this past week was my pincushion for the Mary Jane’s Farm pincushion contest…..I designed and created this pin cushion