Project Forty Eight: I did Something New Today, I Made a Sundress!
Yes, after my first forray into dressmaking (skirtmaking?), I persuaded myself it was time to actually attempt to make a dress, something I have wanted to do for a very long time. After much deliberation I came to the conclusion that a simple sundress would be a good design to start with, and it turns out it’s not as hard as I always thought. Easier, in fact, than making wallets!
I found this great tutorial on craftster, which was quite straightforward to follow and which I adapted slightly to my preferences. I bought some lovely duck egg green fabric with small white polka dots from an online place that I cannot remember the name of now, but it is really lovely fabric, with a nice vintage feel to it. I made much thinner straps than in the tutorial and used pale pink bias binding around the top of the dress instead of hemming it. I also added some vintage lace to the bottom hem.
I feel inspired! Ready to attempt more dressmaking, break free from the shackles of Primani this year! Oh the possibilities that await! If anyone else feels inspired, I highly recommend the tutorial I followed, which can be found here. And yes, I know, the dress needs an iron, but I was too excited to iron it before photographing it. Ironing can wait. Ironing can always wait.