I started this dress back at the beginning of January as a test for my silk ballgown. I have finally finished it long after the silk dress. I find it funny how the starting order of projects and their completion can get completely switched around sometimes. But life is often like that. We have to switch and change our focus to other things that become more important
Okay, so it is Tuesday instead of Monday. My excuses for being late are that I was gone part of the weekend, Sunday I was playing with my new smart phone, and Monday and today I had to complete the project to even have something to post about.
I haven't been completely lazy lately, although I didn't manage to get a post out Monday. I will use the fact that is a national holiday as my excuse.
I have finally gotten around to putting together a bodice moulage and without too much tears and anguish over fitting problems.
I have been working on my personal pattern slopers or pattern blocks starting with the bodice moulage. I want my clothes to fit well and I think the best way to do that is with custom patterns.
I have managed to clear out some of the projects that have been piled high, though in the process they seemed to multiply like rabbits. ('Cause in the middle I was given some more alteration projects.)
It is about time! I am ready to begin filling in a list of pattern testers for my skirt pattern. It will likely be a few weeks before I am ready with the pattern, instructions, and fabric amounts, but I want to get an idea of who might be interested.
Oh, dear, all is quiet on the blogging front lately. My apologies. I hope to be back up and predictable now. This coming right after I was hoping to go to three posts a week. :)
This skirt has a unique place in my sewing repertoire as the first real sewing pattern I have created myself. At some point in the future, the pattern will be available for sale in my Etsy shop, but there is still a lot of work yet to be done to accomplish that goal.
Leimomi of The Dreamstress, one of my favorite sewing/historical fashion blogs, recently made a call for pattern testers for her pattern line, Scroop Patterns. I jumped at the chance to join the rolls of potential pattern testers.
Sarah loves to sew, learn more about sewing, and create items with a vintage flair. Her arch enemy is clipping curves, and she has a tolerable relationship with the seam ripper.
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