Thursday, May 30, 2013

Simplicity 1777

 Here is the gorgeous pattern:

This is the fabric I'm using, a Cotton Candy Blue, which is a bit more periwinkle than grey blue like I thought but life goes on:

Here is the inspiration! I just realized how more Robin's Egg Blue her dress is than a greyish blue, but again, c'est la vie:

Goals for this sewing project:

-make a muslin of it first!
-read the entire directions before starting (duh...but I         have skipped this part so many times in my haste!).
-use pattern weights when cutting fabric (I made my own from hardware store washers)
-make a dress form
-pre-wash the fabric
-iron after every seam
-zig zag stitch on the raw edges (I do not have a serger)
-make it beautiful backwards and forwards

I'll probably only have time to work on it five minutes here, five minutes there, but it is still fun for me to try!


  1. I look forward to seeing how your dress and dress form turn out. I have been considering making a dress form for quite some time now.

    1. ooo...sadly the dress form did not turn out. I don't know if I'll do a post about it. It was pretty hideous!

    2. Oh no! I haven't tried making one yet, as I am scared I'll put all the effort in and it will turn out not to fit me!