Blue Linen Dress

Here’s the latest dress I made. The fabric is blue linen from Walmart that my mom bought for me as part of a Christmas haul from Walmart. Thanks Mami!

I’ve been doing more and more self drafting patterns and while they’re getting easier to do, it’s still very much a challenge. Trying to connect darts and fitting a bodice to my weird sized body is difficult enough when I’m using patterns. Now I’m winging it and learning even more along the way.

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Pleated top dress with pockets.

Yeeeaaahhh, pockets.
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Close up of the pleats and me making silly faces or almost closing my eyes. (I’m terrible at selfies.)
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Yeah, yeah.

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Take-away: Pleats are difficult and probably just not a good idea in general with linen. Expect to iron A LOT, and then still have it not look as crisp after all. I also learned I’m not that big of a fan of linen. It was hard trying to make a form fitting dress with it and a quick search on Pinterest proves it isn’t the typical aesthetic for that kind of fabric. I am looking forward to maybe making a summer jacket out of it one day, but it’ll have to wait until next year.

TBT: Modern Barbie Dress

My old hosting company shut down without informing me and letting me back up my files, so I lost a couple of years of sewing in my blog. I was able to retrieve some WordPress files, after PAYING FOR THE HOSTING COMPANIES DEBTS. (I was later reimbursed, but what a pain.)

IĀ can’tĀ integrate old WordPress with the newest version, though.

So, in order to have everything in one place, I’m slowly going to integrate some past creations in a TBT series.

Here’s one I made back in Boston called the Modern Barbie dress. It’s a Leko pattern 5860.

 

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Back to posting

Sorry to all of those that still somewhat check on this site. (Hi Mami!)

I went through some crazy things May-June and I haven’t been in the best place to sew, or so I thought.

The truth is, after I got over the partying and self-pitying, I felt immediately better when I got back to my machine.

Don’t deny yourself something that used to be fun and educational when you’re upset.

I’ve felt so much better since going back to sewing and I can tell I’m much more focused.

Stay tuned!

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