I bought some cheap red fabric on Wednesday and have been working on making a dress. The dress I’m making isn’t for wearing. I’m just trying to get some practice with the sewing machine. The dress started out looking promising.
But then I decided to add some straps because it seemed like it needed the extra re-enforcement to stay up. Somehow after I added the straps the dress became weird. The bodice area fell apart. I guess because of the placement of the straps. It made the bodice fall lower and the dress look over-sized and misshapen.
After playing with it a bit I managed to make it look a little better but the style was still too drab and it looked more like a nightgown than a dress.
So I played with it some more.
At this point it looked much better but more like a top and a skirt than a dress. So I made some additional adjustments and now I am satisfied with the design. I do think that the original strapless look was best of all; but in terms of function it’s probably better that the dress has straps. Now all I have to do is fine tune things in the front and work on the back.
My intention is to put in a zipper in the back. I’ll have to buy a zipper. Hopefully it won’t be difficult to put it in. I was thinking of trying to pad the bosom of the dress; but I don’t know. We’ll see what happens.
Depending on how this dress turns out I’ll buy some proper red fabric and make one to add to my closet. Maybe I’ll also attempt a bolero to wear over the dress. I usually prefer to have my arms covered. And a bolero jacket would be cute.
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