Wednesday, March 21, 2012

It's a wrap

I finally finished my first wrap dress -

The bright plaid is so happy and Springy, so I'm glad I finally finished it.  However, it doesn't fit perfectly.  Lining a dress like this makes it 100 times more difficult to make and almost impossible to fit.  (I guess that's why experienced seamstresses make a muslin first.)  It's too big in the shoulders (thus the need for the tank top), and the slippery lining was causing it to fall open every time I sat down. 

I had actually given up on this dress.  But after a break yesterday afternoon, I had the inspiration to sew the front flap of the skirt closed.  That simple alteration actually made it much more practical for my everyday life than my store-bought wrap dresses.

As always, I learned a lot about myself and about life while making this dress.  I noticed that I have a tendancy to disregard advice that I feel would take too long to implement.  I can always figure out a quicker way to do it.  I end up learning the reason for "long way" by doing it the "longer way" (meaning my way, which doesn't work, and then their way). 

After I make the dress I promised my daughter, I'm going to start on a new (and simpler) pattern for a wrap dress. 

1 comment:

Miss Lori Akin said...

Wow! I am impressed...I love the cap sleeves. It looks darling on you!