16 June 2009
It's Tuesday and I can't wait to....
Go to Dressmaking class on Saturday!
It's so much fun. I was a little bit aprehensive after that first class. Everything seemed to be a bit simple in terms of the sewing and things. I didn't really need to watch the teacher thread the sewing machine for 45 minutes. But honestly, it's getting better every week! Last Saturday I started on a new project. I've finished the skirt that we all had to make for our first thing. A simple pattern that my teacher Sue chose that wouldn't overwhelm us, and even though I think it's a bit ugly and I'll most likely never wear it. I'm still proud as punch of how it turned out, and I learnt how to take in skirts while I was making it. A skill that I used this past weekend. So there you go.
This is the dress that I'm making now. The yellow one with the pink sash. First I have to make it in calico, to make sure that the fit is perfect and then I can get started on the real thing. Any suggestions on what kind of fabric to use? I'm thinking a light weight tweed kind of thing. To make it very Jackie O. But I really have no idea, and fabric names mean absolutely nothing to me. What the heck is damask?! Hopefully I'll learn that one soon too!
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