Earlier this spring I had a post about making a dress and jacket for my son’s girlfriend. I thought someone might wonder how I was doing with it. I have actually come quite far but right now it is RESTING….
This dress is my “cotour dress” project for the Craftsy platform. I have run into some difficulties. If you look at my previous post, you might have noticed that I moved the seams of the center top pattern piece towards the center. I am a little worried that this was a mistake and that it shifted the bust point of the pattern. When I put on the dress it bulges in a way over my chest. But I am not my son’s girlfriend. I do not remember it doing this on her when she was here last time.
I have done some more work on it since then. Here you see it on my dressform.
The problem is that she isn’t here often, so I do not have much chance to try it on her. I am feeling a little disgusted about this. I do want to finish the dress!!!
I actually also made a trial version of the jacket. I am glad I did, because I made some mistakes that destroyed it…… But the shape of it.. It is wonderful. I wish there was a class out there that could help me with the jacket. My interfacing selections are limited over here… I am not quite sure what is best to choose. Still, I think I can make that part work. I have no sewing friends here to confer with. I do have you all out there. But sometimes I wish I could bring you all into my living room!!!!! Then you could touch projects and talk. It would be great to have someone close to share ideas and sew with. But oh well!!!! I am actually quite blessed, so I do not have anything to complain about. I WILL FIND SOLUTIONS and I WILL get through this… at some point 🙂