Last week I mentioned that I was taking a Craftsy class where I was going to make a dress from scratch and wanted to know if anyone else wanted to make one with me. A few of you were thrilled with the idea but a vocal crowd lamented the fact this wasn’t a beginning class. I felt really bad about that and wanted to let those of you who are new to sewing know that Craftsy has some wonderful beginners classes! The first is a fantastic class all about how to use a sewing machine. And the best part about it is the fact it is free! The second class is called Sewing Studio and it goes through all the basics you need to start sewing, and it is 50% off! How cool is that? If you decided to take either class, come back here and let me know in the comments what you thought of them.
For those of you who are following along by sewing a dress, I must confess that I am nowhere near where I wanted to be. I completely forgot that Rosh Hashanah was last week and due to the holiday I got zero sewing done. But I did manage to cut out all of my bodice pieces. I also attempted to lengthen the back pattern so my bra wouldn’t show. I raised the center back seam by two inches and then I free handed the curve until it met the original back line.
The problem with changing patterns is nine times out of ten, if you change one pattern piece you will have to change other pieces to match. So I had to redraw the back facing and back lining patterns as well. I will have no idea if it worked until I sew things up, so cross your fingers for me!
My plan is to sew the bodice this week. Not sure I am holding my breath to see how far I get, but my goal is to have the entire thing done by next Tuesday so I can show you how it went.
Did any of you dolls sign up for the class? If so did you receive the pattern yet? How about your fabric? Did you pick it yet?