As I said yesterday, the dressmaking didn't work out quite as well as I expected... Today I awoke bright and early with new hope, but it didn't help. As I started to finish a few more seams, the whole bodice just got more and more pointy and stiff. I got an idea to add shoulder pads so some weird folds would disappear, and it worked a little bit, but after finishing all seams, trying it on for the twohundredeleventh time, thinking oh my lord that looks ugly, I realized it was time to throw in the towel.
I am saving my pattern pieces for a day when I have got my hands on a softer fabric that will work for it. (I also saved the skirt pieces and the cuffs that I had cut out but I very much doubt I'll ever use them...)
To make myself feel a little bit less like a failure I did a few small things I've been meaning to do for a long time now. I made two simple tops, inspired by Vogue pattern 6453 from 1948. Both tops are made from old pillowcases that cost me 10sek (less than $2)!
So - quite depressing to not be able to show you a finished dress, but here's what I did - in four hours, (plus I started another simple dress but got way too tired to keep sewing)...
Compared to the three days of hard work I put into that miserable dress... well, you know how these things feel. I should have given up earlier, but I really wanted to try my best since I already told you about it. (Maybe I jinxed it?)
Somehow this day just rushed by as well, so now I will start packing my vacation bag. I'm going home to my friends and family for little over a week, and I plan to just relax, have fun and try to stop stressing so much about everything. The train leaves at 8 tomorrow morning! I'll be trying to pack as much me made stuff as possible, it's so fun to show everyone at home what I've made! And I guess I will just pick one of my other dresses to have as my birthday dress. It will be fine :) I might not be able to do any sewing while I'm away, but I will try to finish that crochet bikini!
Until next time: take care and happy sewing! :)