by hand london by maggie
two years ago our friends joe and kathryn got married and i decided to use the occasion to make myself a new dress.
it was amazing. i spent hours looking at prints before ordering a few swatches. once they arrived i quickly settled on the teal serpentine and placed an order for two yards in cotton sateen.
it's a little hard to tell from the pattern what the finished product looks like, so like a good millennial i did a quick google search. loving what i saw, i bought the pattern and went home to get started on a muslin, with the help of an oatmeal stout of course.
while annoying, the muslin did tell me something... i wasn't crazy about the way the dress fit my body.
take two, with a slightly narrower skirt and thinner straps, was much better.
when my fabric arrived a week or so later i got to work.
i was quickly reminded why i don't like sewing for adults. there is so much finicking with things to get it to fit right. first the pinning and basting:
then the trying on of the basted dress to see if it fits:
then the actual sewing...
before trying it on again...
but finally i had a finished product to be proud of.
and of course eating avacados.