Added Oct 19, 2009
Plainfield, New ...
This past weekend i had a wedding to go to, but since I (a) am a plus size girl (b) plus size dresses make you look like a tent with boobs © decided to not buy any clothes, instead i will make it…i decided to well…make my dress.
Originally it was going to be a Butterrick 1953 pattern. but when i made half the dress and put it on..well, i looked like a nun.
SO i said no. i need to make a new dress.
Wednesday night took out the black cotton sateen and started on a new dress.
This dress is a combination of 3 different patterns ( i will update this entry with the pattern numbers later on today)
The bottom, front bodice and back bodice. all different. But I re-drafted them to fit me perfectly.
Since i wasnt planning on a whole new dress, i forgot i needed a 14in black zipper. i only had a green one. and with the time ticking i made it work and sewed an invisible zipper. But i will change it to black later on.
the front bodice and pockets are lined with silk.
this dress was the most comfortable dress i have ever worn. it fit me just right and it didnt make me look like the awkwardly dress big girl in the room.
I was originally planning to make a jacket, but i decided on a cardigan instead.
The wedding was at 4pm, and i finished the dress at 230.
in total it was 10 hours of work
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