I almost put the title as The Wedding Dress Challenge, but changed it because I didn’t want people to think I was getting married, or worse yet attempting to make a wedding dress! Eeeps! A friend of mine is getting married on 4th of July weekend and I thought it would fun to wear something of my own creation. I may be eating my words later. But I feel like I have enough time to complete this task. Plus I’ve had this pattern that I’ve been dying to try and some lovely material I bought many months ago that is just itching to be used.
I know, it looks pretty complicated. But the rating says “easy” so I have some confidence in this project.
I had hoped to do some cutting on this today, but my day just got in the way. So check back to see my progress as I attempt my first special occasion dress.
Something Old: This pattern has been sitting in my collection for about 9 months, which is not too old, but older than other patterns I have.
Something New: It calls for an invisible zipper! I’ve never worked with one before and it looks like I need to use a special foot for it.
Something Borrowed: Technically I am borrowing my mom’s old sewing machine (only 10 years old), since she just bought a brand new one.
Something Blue: I think there is some navy blue in there somewhere.
I also need to get about 2 yards of lining material, which means another trip to the fabric store (hooray!). The material design kind of reminds me of a water color painting, which I think will look nice as a wedding dress. As in dress for wedding….you get the idea.
Okay! I will keep you updated on the progress as I go. Wish me luck!