Yep! I'm back to bad Photoshopping. Haha.
With the holiday season being around, being a retail manager, and winter in Chicago (though it hasn't been bad at all) it makes it nearly impossible to take photos of things I have made recently. So I resorted to taking photos against a blank wall and creating... this.
It's actually apparently a sketch of Chicago somewhere but I just liked the linework of it. I need to develop my perspective drawing skills.
One thing I've been failing to do is show photos of things on my dressform. I don't know why I don't do that, aside from the fact that I'm mad that when I had that dressform for less than a year it already broke. I have a way chintzier one that is actually still more together than this one and that's sad. I was super excited about this faux-professional form from The Shop Company, but it's really just a piece of crap. You win some and you lose some I guess?
The dress itself was ridiculously easy to construct, though in the process I realized that I have definitely fallen out of love with my previous go-to fabric is polyester poplin (which is the orange). You can see the poplin crinkling for no reason although it's been pressed to death and pre-washed.
Saint Pepsi Dress, only this time I made View D. I also cut the pattern in a size 10 versus a 12 in the Saint Pepsi Dress even though my body measurements are more like the 12. I suppose I prefer less ease?
Overall, a cute simple, quick-to-make dress from fabric that's been hanging around! And using a pattern I already had. Why not?!
I do need to remind myself to NOT use woven fabrics in the future (or far less). I am more than proficient when it comes to sewing with knits, but like I said before with the facings... hard habit to break. That, and looking around online lately I can't find much of any medium weight knits with a good print. I have been drawing more lately and I definitely have been playing with more prints (some examples on my Instagram @manicpop) but I really don't want to have to buy all my fabric from Spoonflower as that will surely get costly WAY fast.
My other go-to is Fabric.com but I'm either being over-picky or just lacking vision on my next projects. I'm sure it's a temporary feeling.
Until next time....!