Added Nov 3, 2012
New England, Uni...
This is the hardest pattern I have ever attempted to sew. I used the Simplicity 1873 c dress pattern. I mae pleats for the first time, sewed an invisible zipper for the first time, and used a slippery fabric for the first time. It was quite a journey to making this dress in time for homecoming because as it turns out my sewing machine isn’t compatible with the only invisible zipper foot I could get my hands on. I ended up calling about 10 friends and neighbors to beg them to let me use their machines. I owe a huge thanks to Kathy and Mackenzie, Susan Anna and Leah, and most of all to my Dad. The finished product was far from perfect but it’s something I can hold up and be proud of. It was really cool to be the only girl at homecoming with a homemade dress and I’m so thankful that my friends are girls are who think it’s really cool to make your own dress not ones who think it’s stupid.
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