This is a throwback post originally published on May 16, 2013, reposted here for my celebration of MMMay18!
Now this is a dress I absolutely started and “completed” for MMM’13.
My friends, I did say that I’m not a sewer.
My issues here are compounded by the fact that
1) I like to learn as I go.
2) I’m impatient.
3) I strongly dislike anything at all that I view as wasting my time.
So, this dress was made by eyeballing up a dress I purchased and very much like.
My problem with this dress is the skirt. I likely should have flared it out just a bit near the bottom edge, so that it’s much more flowy and less…. almost pencil skirt like.
I’m thinking I can either accept this dress as-is and wear it out in public shamefully. Paranoid. Always thinking people are pitying me and my lack of the skillz.
I can attempt a fix.
I have a very limited amount of fabric left (almost a metre). Maybe I can slit up the side hems and add a panel on each side? Add width to the skirt?
Or, would this be a disaster/waste of time/no help at all?
For all my sewing peeps out there: what do you think?
ps: wearing neon green is amazingsauce.
2 thoughts on “Me Made May 2013: For Real This Time with Neon Green”
I think you should do it! You’ll never feel comfortable in it as is, so there’s nothing to lose. Go for it!
Disclaimer: I haven’t sewn my own clothes for 30 years, but I was pretty fearless about it back then.
I’ll have to re-locate this dress and give it a go. I CAN’T BELIEVE I sewed it five years ago! I sort of didn’t realize I have been sewing for that long 🙂