Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Steph recently gave away a dress she considered to be a guilt piece. You know- good fit, great sewing, but you put it on and feel you're wearing someone else's frock. I never wear her though she's a great dress- hence the guilt, she wrote.
I'm pretty sure I am currently making a guilt piece.
It's made from gorgeous olive green silk dupioni and the sewing is pretty good (if I do say so myself :). But unfortunately, I really don't see myself wearing it. The pattern is Vogue 8615. I thought I'd jump on the vintage full skirted trend, but I kind of always knew I wouldn't like it. It's the full skirt I'm not too pleased with. I think full skirts look great on people who are petite or very, very thin-- I'm neither. Anyway, we'll see. I'm going to finish it because I believe that beautiful olive green silk dupioni deserves to be finished.
On the bright side, whether I wear it or not I've learned some new things. This is the first time I fully lined something. I used Sewaholic's handpicked zipper tutorial which may be my new favorite sewing technique. I hate putting in zippers on a sewing machine. There is so much more control doing it by hand. I'm not sure I'll ever put one in by machine again. All the dress needs now is to be hemmed and I'm planning on using Gertie's tutorial for using horsehair braid. Maybe that will change the way it hangs and I'll like it more. Right now I feel like a large set of drapes in it. I promise to post pictures wearing it whether I like it or not :) Thanks for reading!