taking something old... making something new.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

slow going

Wow, I've been pretty busy this week so unfortunately I haven't had as much time to sew. Besides, this is the slow, tedious partn that doesn't see as much visible progress! Anyway, I worked on the sleeves tonight. I made the sleeves go to the elbow . They're fitted at the top, slightly belled and then come in at the elbow.
They look a little sad and floppy in this picture, so I need to get a picture of it on me so you can really see what they look like. Everything looks a little sad and floppy on Annie--my new dress form--my niece Sofie named her that. Sam wanted me to name her Chubby, but since she's a little smaller than me in size, I was not very keen on calling her Chubby. Anyway, she's a bit smaller than me, so everything I put on her seems a bit droopy. Side note...I must be a football player. My shoulders are 4" broader than her. It's ridiculous.

I've also been working on lining the bodice. I love a nicely lined bodice. I think it's just as important to make it look nice on the inside as it is on the outside. It should feel quite nice while being worn.

I've basted the lining to the bottom just to make a pattern for the actual fabric. That will be my next step, and then I will be very close to being finished with my first dress! Woohoo.


  1. Cyd!! squeeeeee! so dang happy for you! i am loooooooving your new [old] passion, and that you're sharing it on your blog! i came across the christmas stocking you made for us roomies in college, and i smiled at all the fun memories. so happy for you! hugs! :)

  2. ahh... the days of A1 Hair and Nail Tech live forever in my memories! Those were some good times! Glad to have you following!