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Wednesday, 1 July 2015
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Wednesday, 10 June 2015
Truthfully although I enjoyed taking the online class, it took so long, that by the time I finished it I'd lost interest in talking about it, then the colder months hit and bam, off it went to the back.
As I'm only now doing the write-up, I've forgot most of blurb, so I shan't whittle on. what I will say is as much as I admire the couture techniques used make this dress, it's not something I would incorporate in to my normal sewing routine.
Fabric: cream cotton for the bodice and chartreuse sateen for the skirt. skirt is underlined using organza, bodice lining is in poplin.
Make again: Probably. Maybe a version with straps would be nice and the dress is very much a style I wear, but I'd make it without the couture techniques.
Pattern: I took Gerties Craftsy sewing class 'sew retro perfect fit bombshell dress but I believe the class has now been retired however the pattern used is burda style #112A 5/2011
Fit: Last summer I loved the fit, I'd worked hard on it. Although the bust wasn't quite right it wasn't far wrong either - however if your super observant you'll notice in the pics that the dress is now on the tight side, especially as I had a job to do the dress up, then the black shoes I'd slipped on, didn't go with the dress. Cue changing into another pair of shoes only to find I couldn't bend down in the dress to do the other shoes up!! If that isn't a sign that I've put on weight then I don't know what is!! (let the clean eating and exercising commence....)
And that's it, a finally finished bombshell dress, now photographed and blogged!!
Monday, 1 June 2015
It's fair to say I fell off the band wagon somewhat, I was two outfits short of my pledge!! Even so I'm happy I participated.
I've realised I lean heavily towards leggings, tops, trousers and pencil skirts as everyday outfits, of which I've not sewn many, and much less on a-line/gathered style skirts and dress's, which I seem to have a lot of!
Interestingly when I go out shopping I know what I want and what suits me.
When it comes to sewing however, I'm easily led, fabrics and patterns over come me and I forget to think of whether I'll wear it or if it fits in with my style. Sometimes I'm just eager to sew!!
I feel me-made-may this time around has taught me that I need to focus my attention more. Perhaps keeping a mood board of the colours/combinations and styles I'm into and possibly focusing more by experimenting with making something I'd normally wear but choosing an unusual fabric choice or colour that I wouldn't normally go for, and vice versa. I think a new purge of me-made items is on the cards and hopefully replace them with ones that will get more wear....
Have have you got on and what has Me-Made-May taught you?