Saturday, January 30, 2010

A finished dress.

Ok, here it is, Simplicity 2951. As far as I'm concerned, it's done (or it will be as soon as I hem it, but I think I'll wait for spring to do that because right now I'm totally sick of it).

Do ignore the unmatching sandals but they're better than black winter shoes.

The side view.
It makes me look flat chested.

This is after I made 2 pleats in the back and then sewed them down starting from the bodice and ending at my waist. Parallel to the back seam; one pleat on each side.

This sucked in the excess fabric in the back. Other wise it hung down (actually it billowed out) and made my backside look huge(er).

Why can't I make something that makes my chest look bigger and my butt smaller??

Back view.

Those lines are where I made the pleats and sewed them down.

A close up of the bodice.

I'm not thrilled but I'll wear it. I lined the whole thing in cotton sateen too so I won't melt into a pool of sweat after sitting on what always ends up being plastic chairs!

So tomorrow I'll start in on a little girl's purse and I'm looking forward to it!


Schwang said...

Oh, I really like it! And you look so ready for summer...

laura said...

I've been ready for summer since November!!!