my sewing process generally involves me thinking “wow i really should pin this” followed closely by “hahaha nope yolo”
if i can get my sofia costume to look how it does in my head, i’m going to be extremely pleased.
it’s official, y’all.
i just cut out the first of my pattern pieces for sofia the first.
I just wanted to post a couple pictures of the Ren Faire last weekend, because I don’t think I posted anything beyond that instagram picture!
The off white in the skirt/top is a vintage dress (circa 1970) handmade by my grandmother and for my mother. It’s still in seriously perfect condition. The style is really a full length with mutton sleeves, but I just turned those inward for the illusion.
The skirt I made, being just a simple drawstring.
Buuuuut I just wanna share about my bodice.
I originally had bought a fabric for it (which was later used for the pouch I have attached to my belt - I made Rachel one as well) but then my mom brought home a fabulously vintage suitcase in the floral print you see above.
Yes, I completely destroyed a suitcase (and I think that picture was before I was even done - and let me tell you, that fabric is ridiculously thick and lined with plastic or something). I based it off of the bodice in my Merida dress just for the general shape, but you can obviously see that major changes had to be made (ex. there’s no zipper in the back, the front had to be open, etc.) So, I didn’t even really use a specific pattern. The lacings were a new experience too with trying to put those grommets in.
So all in all, I’m quite pleased with the outcome for all the work I put into it. :)
you know what? using the fabric you bought specifically to make an item is too easy.
let me just set that fabric aside, and destroy a suitcase to get the fabric from that to use instead.
remember that time i spent at least like three hours handstitching the holes for the buttons
then i did the skirt buttons and they looked SO much better so i had to undo all the hand stitching i did and decided to sew with the machine instead
not gonna lie i’m getting really tired of looking at the bodice
so i think tomorrow i’ll start with the skirt since i’ve done literally nothing with that
so things to do:
i mean that’s not too bad right
making progress on my dapper dress and i’m almost basically done with the bodice
it looks so good omg i’m so excited
i am 3000% done with sewing my dress rn
and by that i mean i’m not actually done at all and hand sewing the band is ridiculously monotonous and time consuming