Not only did I sew this dress myself, I designed it. Well, sort of anyway.
In the past I have made a dress from a pattern before, or tried to do a simple skirt by myself. What I really wanted to learn though, is to draw my own patterns from scratch. I would love to be able to design my own dresses. That’s why I decided to take sewing lessons. I started by measuring about every part of my body, and transforming that into a general dress pattern that fits my body perfectly. The idea is that once I would have that, I would be able to draw any dress from that basic pattern. I used the basic pattern to make the pattern for the dress above. It took me a long time to get there, but here is my first tailored dress. I actually finished this dress during the summer, but hadn’t gotten around to posting it yet. I kept the design quite simple, as it was my first trial. I am looking forward though to making more complex and quirky ones!
And yes. I did consider buying a different fabric than polka dots, but hey, they just kept yelling my name, so I really didn’t have a choice you guys.
What would your dream dress look like? I would love to hear!