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.
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.