So… I think I can say I love to sew. The only place I wanted to go on the weekend was Joann’s. And I went there by myself so that no one can say I spend too much time in it, or I just don’t have to feel so bad…
But I still needed to ask for advice on fabrics – I just couldn’t decide!!! I was standing there for so long… every thing looked so good… I had to take pictures and asked around. If I didn’t call for help, I would stay there until it closes without buying anything.
I bought some fabrics to make the Megan Dress from Tilly and the Button’s. I love how her book teaches the readers a new skill in each project – I learned to stitch darts, add sleeves and sew gathers in this dress. So happy!
Regarding the fabric I got – I thought it was VERY pretty, then I started thinking it actually looked like those blue plastic bags in Hong Kong. (With Golden stripes on top, you get it from small bookstores or boutique.)
I also pre-washed the fabric – luckily I did – I rinsed it twice and the water was still blue. Like ink.
The only thing is I still can’t make the invisible zipper invisible. I guess it’s because I didn’t use an invisible zipper foot…? I still can’t decide if I should get one… OH!! And I didn’t make a toile and the shoulders just didn’t seem right. I stitch another line and make it less awkward, but then there’s a lot of fabric on the shoulders. Should I cut them??
Lesson 4: Trace the pattern very CAREFULLY, including all the darts, etc.
I think my darts are 0.5 inch off. The back bodice darts don’t match the back skirt darts. I don’t know what happened, but there should be something wrong in the tracing process.
Took a picture outdoor. Fabric showed a different color