In fact, I have felt the need to create a post, any post - so that my most recent entry is no longer the "look at me, I had fifteen seconds of fame" post. That being said, I also didn't want to create a post just to ramble aimlessly. This blog is not to become a place of meaningless chatter just to have my voice heard and I am far too thankful for your time to be waisting it with such.
So, I am coming to you seeking advice. With my sewing I tend to get a quite distracted as my mind is constantly reflecting upon images and ideas that I hope to turn into finished garments. So much so, that I often can't make a decision about what I want to sew next. Looking ahead to this coming year, hubby and I have six weddings to attend, and many of these will include bridal showers and rehearsal dinners. A girl needs to have a fancy new dress or two for such occasions, wouldn't you agree? Will you help me to decide on a dress or two to make for all these weddings. Most will be spring and summer occasions, so I am planning ahead a bit, but I don't want to be finishing the dress the morning of the wedding as I did with my first dress.
The first option is a modern Vogue pattern by designer Cynthia Steffe. This was actually the first pattern I bought and was planning on using it to make my first dress a little over a year ago. I think this would have forever ruined sewing for me, so I'm glad I went with the much easier McCall's pattern. But with a year of sewing underway, and the knowledge of available resources, I think I am ready to tackle this one.
|Love the pockets!|
Next up is a 1940's mail order from The American Weekly. At first glance this may appear to rather ho-hum and not something one would wear to a wedding. However, notice the open back and consider what it may look like sleeveless and in a brightly colored sassy fabric. (You're liking it a bit more, right?)
|Not sure if I would use the bow or not.|
Lastly, I have the two 1950's patterns I picked up at a thrift shop. I'm thinking about making the strapless one and omitting the bolero. But I also like the idea of dresses with the cap sleeves. These would require making a crinoline and some serious pattern grading (even petite little me does not have a 31 1/2 inch bust - and of course the waist would be even more of an issue)
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