I've been sewing for a long time (self-taught), however I will be the first one to admit that sewing clothing has not been something I've excelled at. In fact the very few things I have made, I rarely wear.
I do love the school house tunic pattern, and until about 20 minutes ago when I put it on, I thought the size and fit was good. However, my choice of fabric was so way off that I never wear it. In fact I just changed out of my pj's for the first time all day to put it on to take a few pics since I realized I didn't have any of it completely finished.
But this shirt is not what I came to blog about. Its about trying new things. And i'm going to attempt to make a dress for my cousin's wedding in May.
Now I've found a few patterns that I like, however I'm *contemplating* making my own pattern. This is a crazy idea cause I've never made my own pattern before and I'm not good at math. I think I'd be better to adjust a pattern to myself but even that is taking a risk. Specially for a dress that I have to wear out in public and my entire family will see.
My biggest fear is picking a style that works for my body and will fit well. I think the most frustrating part of sewing clothing for myself is that it never seems to work out the way I envisioned and I never know how to fix it once its done.
Enough of that, lets get to the details, here are some of patterns that I've been thinking about.
This first dress that I've been thinking of modifying is actually a kids dress, but I think it could be adjusted to look a little more adult-like.
|Photo from The Cottage home|
|Photo from Sewing in no Mans Land|
|Photo from Kylie Burrowes on Burda Style|
Ultimately If I had time in my crazy life, had extra money, or lets face it was smart enough I'd just go take the pattern making class at The Workroom and learn the proper way to do this. But part of me thinks learning on my own and figuring this out will be much more satisfying then just reading a pattern or someone teaching me.
Wish me luck.