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.
Pleated top dress with pockets.
Close up of the pleats and me making silly faces or almost closing my eyes. (I’m terrible at selfies.)
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.
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.)
I can’t 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.
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.
I’m aware I like things a little retro. Not very sexy.
I’ve had people say:
And to those people, I say:
I make what I like and I wear what I like. End of discussion.
I, Sara of http://saranoemi.com/style, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’14. I endeavor to wear clothes I’ve made or refashioned each day for the duration of May 2014!