|Green dress at Great Sand Dunes National Park|
This green dress, in particular, wasn't all cotton to begin with. (One of the hazards of buying fabric for 27¢/yard is not knowing exactly what that fabric is made of.) Anyway, it's faded horribly, and it's time to try my hand at copying it & making another...
If you're wondering what it will be made of, check out this amazing fabric from Windham Fabrics. I love it & broke down last week and bought 4 yards (there's a discount if you buy more than 3, so I HAD to).
|After taking the pieces apart, I marked|
them so I wouldn't get confused.
The green dress is mostly taken apart at this point--it's quite a good thing to do if you're watching a movie, as we were last night (those old Columbos are great fun!). There were 10 homemade buttons (fabric + plastic) on it and Bella is loving those--they bounce & skitter extremely well on our hardwood floors!
The next part will be turning these dress pieces into pattern pieces. I don't think Mohammed used a 5/8" seam allowance! But I have plenty of old maps from work to make pattern pieces out of...so here I go.
|I've traced the piece, but need to add|
the 5/8" seam.
|I pieced the pattern piece for the sleeve, I didn't|
want to start cutting into a new map!
BTW, the copied skirt is coming along nicely--lined and everything, I just haven't felt like tacking the hem. Will probably wait until my friend gets back in town so she can help. Explaining to the Roommate what I want is rather a chore, but Heidi will know exactly what I want...
|Bella is devoted to Project Runway, too!|
|Overseeing the efficient use of fabric.|