I'm finally back! And with a new look...!
I'm so excited that it's finally fall-ish weather! I've had this dress in my closet now for about a month or so. Me and Max went to a garage sale right down the street and I bought this dress from a sweet old Polish lady who said her American name was "Harriet". She talked to us for about half an hour and said that this dress used to be her daughter's. I absolutely love polyester dresses! (I know - I'm weird.) I think I bought it from her for about $2. I am a complete sucker for retro shirt dresses.
Also, here is an introduction to a jacket that was about 8 months in the making here. I finished it about a month ago, but due to personal turmoil I hadn't taken photos or posted about it. Plus now, it's the perfect time of year to start wearing it!
Also, this pattern (see original design below from the 70s) didn't have a lining pattern. (Jacket with no lining?!) So I made my own lining pattern from the existing pattern which I had to trace off since pieces overlap on it.
I also had to use snaps on the inside of the jacket although the 70s photo looks like they used similar fabric thickness. My buttonholer doesn't handle fabric thickness very well on my machine for some reason. I thought I was doomed until I thought, "Ohmigod! Snaps!" I did happen to stitch on the buttons for a faux-button look. Without them, it would have been weird.
Stay tuned for photos of my cloud dress! (Here's a photo from my Instagram account - terrible photo quality - of me printing the fabric by hand.) Also, see this.