By Amy Mayen
Ready for the dress that’s been making me hard to live with?
I used Simplicity 1804.
Before you get all judgmental on me, know this: this fabric was woven off grain. I’ve never dealt with that before. I had to get very creative while cutting. For 4 hours. Spread out across my living room, and on through my kitchen. Nightmare.
And almost just as bad: I couldn’t iron it. AT ALL. Not good folks.
Yeah, it’s not perfect.
The draping looks fine to the untrained eye, with real boobs in it that is. But some of you will know that this is real, real bad.
The eggplant colored fabric (woven deep in the pits of hell) wasn’t stable enough on its own, and a bit sheer.
So, I did what any idiot would do, and added a lining that was too heavy. Cuz hey, stabilizer is for chumps.
As for the pattern review, instructions weren’t step-by-every-single-step. So if you haven’t got a couple successful projects under your belt, or aren’t up on all the sewing terminology, this one ain’t for you. Don’t feel bad, it wasn’t for me either. But I’ll use it again, I have the feeling second time’s a charm for this project.
This project was featured on Pinkapotamus!