I went to Joann again.
It was Independence Day weekend and they were having big sale! Patterns were $1.99 – $2.99 … I just sat there for hours to pick one I like, and of course, calling and texting people to ask their opinion. Sadly, Felix was napping, and both sisters didn’t pick up their phones, and no one responded to my snapchat. Well, time to be a big girl…(then an hour later my sister texted me back…)
I bought M6958 since it was on sale (of course), and also I loved the shape of the dress. I always wanted something like that. Then I bought the fabrics. I didn’t know people said quilting cotton was not good for dress making, so I guess the shop associate thought I was “violating” the rule of the sewing world when I told her I wanted to make some dressed out of those fabrics.
I guess I am still a beginner that I would use the quilting cotton/ fabrics to make dresses. BUT I REALLY LOVE THAT FABRIC. IT is an art!!!! I don’t care about what people say.
I spent lesser time on this dress than the last one I made. The instruction was pretty strict forward. However, there were too much ease. According to the sizing chart on the envelope, I was supposed to be size 12. It turned out I should be size 8/10. 12 was way too large – I had to alter it a bit (since I didn’t make a muslin… I am just too cheap). I took some fabrics out from the shoulders. I also added a pocket to it.
I think I will learn to sew a lining next. I wanted to line this one, but I didn’t know how!! I will spend more time on this next.
Lesson 7: Fit the pieces before Sewing them together
I think I said this before already… But I would always be scared to alter the dress before I sew them together! I will do better next time. I will use pins to fit it.