When I got into the shop this morning, I wasn’t in a patchworky mood. So I decided that I would make some clothes.
Now I used to do dressmaking back in my high school days and I did do some odd clothes sewing in between jobs, and those costumes a few years back but nothing since.
So with some hesitation I opened up the pattern, cut out the pieces I need and selected the fabrics.
Everything went fine until about step 4. And chaos ensued.
And you really don’t want to hear my expletives, so to cut a long story short the dress is nearly done.
I have waged war on commercial dress patterns for years and usually just end up doing what I think it should say. This gives me results whereas following the pattern gives me a headache. I think that’s why I design my own quilts… I have to admit I have never made a quilt from someone’s pattern. I mean I may follow sections – you know follow the instructions of a particular block or something like that but never the entire thing.
This is a small dress to get the dressmaking neurones firing in my brain after so long. Its a size 4 dress.
I’m going to try my hand at a few other patterns, maybe even draft a few of my own and see what I come up with. I really want to get back into dressmaking and make myself some clothes. I am sick of not being able to find things I want at the shops or if I do they are never in my size. 🙁
Speaking of dressmaking – I am having interviews with teachers early next year for new classes. It’s very exciting – I’ll get to meet all these creative and talented people and get to see and showcase their classes in my shop. I can’t wait. 🙂