Saturday, April 30, 2011
A dress with attitude
Sorry, that is not exactly true since whipping up implies quickness, easiness and this was not the case here.
What I believed to be an hour or two dress, turned out to be an all-night nightmare.
I am to attend a party tonight. I checked my wardrobe and alas! There wasn't a piece that I could fit into. Why? Because I have not shaken off the winter fat my hips have so laboriously stocked. So I plunged into sewing a dress.
When I saw it, it had a retro flare and stroke me as a Jackie O dress.
I imagined it with the lace piece running along the front panel, but somehow it didn't look appropriate with the shape so I cut it at the front and sew the second part around the waist (yes, once there was a tiny waist...). I hand sew it and it almost shattered my nerves.
I had to add front darts and back darts to it because otherwise it would have looked as a sack.
I also had to get rid of the sleeves because they didn't fit well with the altered pattern.
However, I must say that I like how it turned out despite the experience being a horrific one!
The lace is vintage - I have taken it from an old dress of my mom's and have always wanted to pair it with this red lax I had in my stash. And I am glad I did.