So as you know from the end of the last post, I was excited to start on the next project for Sunday's wine tour. It was so hard not starting right away, but I really needed to think about what I was going to do and which dress to use. I finally decided on this one:
So then I got it home and tried it on - just to find out it was a good 2 sizes too small. This was Damn #1. So once I decided it was THIS dress I was going to do, I wasn't going to waste my $3. I was going to wear this thing, my size or not. So I brainstormed and came to the decision that if I were to put it on while it's too small, I would have
So then I went to Joanne's with the intention to just look around. I promised myself that I would NOT buy anything fabric-wise until I have a set plan and time to put it to work (also known as Friday).
... so when I got home with my purchases on Wednesday - I'm a sucker who is really bad at "looking around" - I decided to get on it a full 2 days before my intended goal. First thing I did was rip out one of the side seams. The second thing I did was notice this:
This is when the seam ripper started to lean towards my bad side. I sewed the lace on the dress. The first time I did this, it bunched up like crazy, so I had to seam rip everything I did and start over. The second time I did this... this is what happened.
Now, when I say I "cut" off the bottom.... something about this fabric was so hard to cut that by the time I was done it was so jagged any random person who didn't witness me cut it with scissors would have truly thought I chewed through the thing, but I guess that's neither here nor there. At first, I thought I could cheat and put a string of lace on the bottom and not have to finish off the bottom seam. That was my "lazy brain" thinking and reality was having none of it. I attempted to cheat and it came back to bite me because I AGAIN managed to get the seam on the wrong side of the fabric (insert 3rd "damn" of this project here). So I ripped out the seam of the dress for the 4th time (or 5th, depending on your type of tally). I gave up on the lace on the bottom for 2 reasons: 1) I wanted to stop before any more dumb mistakes could ensue and 2) it added enough length that it made the tunic right back into a dress, thereby nixing all of my intentions. Another thing I probably should have thought through.
So finally I stopped fussing with it and decided to finally let it rest. It certainly is not perfect, and I don't think that I can call this a straight out success, but I
Few notes on my mental checklist: 1) Get some sort of full length mirror for craft room. Although I do appreciate the exercise from running from the basement to the bedroom each time to check how I'm doing, it tends to hinder the process. 2) Craft room needs cable. 3) Right sides of fabric go together to create a seam on the intended side 4) Seam ripper is only enjoyable when you're ripping out initial seams, not your own mistakes. 5) Find out if buying dirt-cheap clothes justifies buying new shoes and accessories. I'm pretty sure I can find a rule somewhere that screams "yes"
Next up: I have a fantastically obnoxious muumuu that I can't WAIT to play with.