Sunday, March 30, 2014

Mad Men!!!

I finished it! Between selling my house and taking care of my family I did it!!!

I know it isn't perfect but hey, I worked really hard on it and it is a lot nicer than any other dress I have ever sewn. It has lining, boning, a waist stay and everything! 

I freaking love this pattern. It was a blast to work with.

I'm really not much of a "Joan" but hers is a fantastic look I had to try to replicate.

 My hubby likes this dress so I'm considering it a win!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Testing, Testing (Butterick 5814)

I am super stoked about this dress! The pleats! The extra little drapes on the side (sorry, I don't know their real name)! The vintage feel of it all is perfect. I love this pattern so much.

This is the first time I have used real muslin to make a "muslin" because making this dress is a stretch of my abilities.

And I sewed the top backwards, which I don't plan on doing on my final draft. I'm going to be adding inches all over it, to fit my body better and make it a tad more modest.