Most of my friends know how I”ve been getting into tailoring my own clothes lately, and learning what I can about sewing. Well, Thanks to my friend Teni being just as enthusiastic, I’ve started making my first dress. I have a pattern, and I hope the end product turns out as cute as I hope it will. Here’s what it’s supposed to look like in the end:
Teni is making one too. We’ve re-traced the pattern, started making what adjustments we could figure out, and cut out the muslin with lots and lots of seam allowance space just in case. After all, we are first time dressmakers. We are leaving lots of room for screw ups. Hopefully we get something that works well before we get into our real dress material. But to help that, we’ve decided to make our own dress forms! This got us super excited last night. I had read about a woman mummy-style wrapping herself up in duct tape to create a shell duplicate of her torso. So we did this, and yes, we needed help and had to get ourselves cut out of it, but in the end we had doubles of our torsos. Today I stuffed it full of old clothing stuff that doesn’t fit me anymore that I was going to donate to goodwill,and sealed it up. I also mounted it on an old music stand I had and voila! This is going to make dressmaking so much easier!