Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Heading to Costume College! New dress too - L

I had made decent progress on my dress for the Gatsby picnic.  But no matter how I pinned and basted, I hated it.  It was not flattering.  Then, a few days ago, I woke up and thought 'I'm gonna use the Folkwear Tango Dress just like my daughter.  But I will use a simple cotton and style mine differently.  It's a fairly simple pattern but a pain in the neck to cut.  And since I'm tall and I wanted a longer length, it was particularly hard for me.  Basically I had to add 10 inches to the width of my fabric for one piece.  And try and make it invisible.  My fabric is plaid in a loose cotton weave.  So yeah, all that matching......                      It's not hemmed.  The sleeves aren't hemmed.  But I already feel much happier.  Off to pack for our costuming adventure.  We'll be back next week with picture!