October 1, 2012
So Much I want to do
First up is McCalls 6503 - I saw this pattern on another blog and loved how it turned out. I have a beautiful green floral fabric that would be lovely. I plan to do either the bottom left view with the stand up collar or the top right with the cross over bodice and folded back collar. I will do the pleated skirt rather than the full skirt.
But I can't decide if I just want to dig in and start or spend time making muslins to make sure it fits. Yea - I should totally do that.
wrap dresses being made by Elizabeth of Sewn.
I have a lot of knits that would be perfect for this type of dress. They are comfortable and easy to wear.
So what's stopping me with this one? My little belly. Can you wear this style of dress and look fabulous with a pouch-y belly? What do you think?
And being inspired by Carolyn, I really, really want to pad my closet out with dresses. They make leaving the house so easy.
Finally - I bought Simplicity 1880 way back when Sunni hosted the 2-in-1 Shirt & Wrap Dress Sewalong.
Again - I have the perfect fabric and I got some great tips while the sewalong was going on. But I haven't started.
And I totally need to get my act together because this upcoming weekend is the Fall Sewing Retreat that is put on my by local ASG Chapter. I am signed up, have a room mate for sleeping and will have my space ready. With 32 lovely women to sew with for 3 days and get fitting help - well, see what I mean?
This week I need to get over my damn body issues and just start tracing and cutting fabric already. I learned long ago that I'm far more productive at retreat if I take things ready to go. I'd be happy to work on the fit of these 3 dresses all 3 days and then make wearable clothes after retreat.
My birthday is fast approaching and I need some new clothes. So what do you all think? Would you work on fitting issues? All three of these dresses are very classic and once fitted could just be made over and over? Should I work on all three? Are the McCalls and Simplicity too similar to work on both of them? Should I exchange one for a classic sheath dress?