I am determined to be able to sew garments. I do not know the secret lingo of the seamstresses, I do not have all the right tools ( at least that is what I tell myself) and I REALLY REALLY hate to measure myself especially when I end up being two different sizes on the pattern packet!
Then I saw Kay Whitt's pattern The Marilyn Dress! I fell in LOVE! It had a waist, which I need since I am a complete pear shape. More exciting for me, it looked like something I could sew. I have met Kay, she is lovely and such a firecracker! I asked her all about the pattern when I saw her in Portland. Was is easy? Like easier than a Very Easy Vogue easy? She assured me that I could do this dress with no problems. I brought the pattern home and it sat waiting patiently for me to muster up enough courage to open it up, got cold feet and called Sara she reassured me that I could do this...
Last night I took the plunge...
Even though I have not straightened from the whirlwind of Polaroid blocks
I have not even swept up my "quilter's confetti"
But this dress HAD to be made...so by midday I was to this point
By late afternoon I made it to this point without one adult word ( patting myself on the back). I also learned about understitching.
I am hoping I can have it completed tomorrow without my little guy as my zipper in the back ( see the cute toes behind me). I think I need to take the skirt off and cut another longer one just because I do not care for my knees showing. I am so happy I tried this one. It is building my confidence in garment sewing!!!! WOOT WOOT! Hopefully more photos tomorrow but not of my sewing room ;o)