Long time, no sew? Not really. There has been less sewing going on, but mostly less successful and share-able sewing. There was a disastrous dress that I'll be able to show you modeled shots of in about, oh, five years because it is SO BIG. I don't know how it happened. But I knew it was happening and I kept on sewing until it was done. Why? Good question. I've also been lucky enough to help out with some pattern testing, but I'll sit on that until the pattern is released. Super cute.
And in between ginormous and test sewing, I've been working on this:
this pin and this pin. It is a self-drafted combo of the two. And I kinda love it.
Sunki Dress, but alas, not enough. Just the right amount, though, for this high-low skirt and big puffy sleeves.
The bodice is from an old t-shirt - lots of stretch. I've had trouble in the past attaching a woven skirt to a knit top - keeping the stretchy-ness while maintaining the unstretched shape - but I think I've found a technique that works for me now: cut 1/4" elastic slightly smaller than the bottom of your bodice and connect ends; slightly gather your skirt; zig zag elastic to skirt while stretching elastic; zig zag elastic/skirt to bodice without stretching. Still working on perfecting how much smaller to make the elastic than the waist measurement, though, because it does stretch out when I attatch the skirt. Anyone have any suggestions/alternative methods/tutorials to point me in the direction of?
And M & Ms. Yumm.