Pattern: Anna Dress by By Hand London Fabric: Cheap cotton ($6.50 a yard!) from King Textiles Size: Cut a straight 8/12. 'Cause I don't do alterations — yet. Invisible Zipper Failure: Three times. I have no skills.
Isn't she lovely?
I challenged* myself to make my bridesmaid dress for my brother's upcoming wedding. Why? Because I'm a glutton for punishment and am motivated by fear, apparently.
So before I started playing around with fancier/trickier fabrics — or attempted anything ridiculous like lining a dress — I figured I should make a muslin.
(A muslin is essentially a mock-up or trial run of the garment, traditionally done in a natural cotton fabric, to ensure the pattern suits your body — and to let you make any huge adjustments pre-cutting the real thing. I just used cute cheap cotton.)
Fortunately, my muslin is very wearable in real life. Very.
Here's how I'll probably wear it in the real world:
Spring (please come):
In the cold:
Now I just have to decide if I'm going to bite the thimble-shaped bullet and actually make a more formal version for the wedding….
Not gonna lie, I am loving my new hobby. It's just too bad it's taken over the kitchen/living room/everywhere. Anyone wanna buy me a sewing room? This one will do.
*I wrote "stupidly challenged myself" and then Stephen King popped into my head: "The road to hell is paved with adverbs." He won't leave me alone long enough to craft a silly little blog post.
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