Added Oct 23, 2011
However rewarding, my (lack of) sewing experience has let me down a few times. I really love all the things I’ve made so far and I wear them all the time, but none of the items I’ve sewn turned out exactly the way I had envisioned. Minor details, of course, and the final product does look good, but upon trying them on for the first time after they were done there was always that second of disappointment or surprise, in which I looked at myself in the mirror and went: “oh… ok.”
But this little black dress was different. I needed a simple, comfortable and easy-to-match dress in my wardrobe, so I decided to design one. I know it’s simple, but I made the pattern myself. I put a lot of loving into sewing it and when I was done and tried it on…. PERFECTION! It was exactly what I had in mind! Exactly what I needed. I am so ridiculously happy with this one – it’s silly.
I love that I can wear it up or down just by changing my accessories.
If I were to change anything, I would maybe add some pockets to it. But instead I might make a new dress in a different color, using the same pattern. We’ll see. For the time being, I am perfectly content with my perfect little dress.
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