wk52: not as done as i’d like to be
Really this should be my last week, and my husband should be driving home this weekend. Instead he’s going on to Art Farm in Nebraska. More solo crafting for me in the interim.
So I’m not as done with my solo time as I’d like to be, like I’m not quite sure this dress is as finished as it could be.
A tall male friend got this dress for the annual Sun Dress Fest this year and I liked the pattern so kept it afterwards. Plaid’s in this year, right?
It took me a few months but now I’ve gotten around to upcycling this, right before the summer ends.
Of course I used another dress to size it, although I also did the pin-while-on-me thing as well to take in the sides. I finally figured out how to make basting-stitch-frills with some of the bottom scraps. I even added tucks to the front to fit it better (maybe I should do this for the back too). If I really want to make it better, I’d probably add a zipper enclosure so I can make the dress more fitted and still get it on (right now it’s a struggle). I cut it short b/c that looks better on me anyway as a short person, and it is admittedly a lot of plaid.
frills and ribbons and buttons too (belt not included)
I do like the back though, but maybe I should tighten it up.
And with plenty of leftovers, I made my Whatnot a nice hip vest too.
But yeah, not sure how flattering it is on me actually, or how well-made it looks. Maybe it should be shorter? Maybe even one of those asymmetrical deals where the front is a bit shorter. Maybe I should suck it up and insert a zipper. That would be a new thing to do. I do still have a whole month to entertain myself through.