It has been eighteen days since my last post! Making an evening gown consumed every precious free moment I’ve had – physically, intellectually and emotionally. The ball is in five days and the dress is finished!
Up until making this gown I have really enjoyed sewing again, but I put such pressure on myself to make a dress that will match up to the others (including the ones I bought for my daughters) the experience has been stressful, but I persevered.
Other than several dyslexic incidents brought about from working on a one-shoulder dress, this Butterick pattern was easy enough and presented no real issues aside from dealing with my own inadequacies. What I really want to do is take a sewing course to improve my technique.
I’ll post a picture in “full dress and makeup” in a few days, but for now I wanted to share my most recent wardrobe addition. Several of Annebelle LaRoque’s one shoulder dresses inspired my pattern choice, and sequins seem to be dominating party dresses this fall! I spent $48 on fabric, lining and notions, and the pattern was in my stash. Many thanks to everyone for sharing your suggestions with me – I’m really glad I didn’t pursue my original idea!
S t r e s s f u l b u t s u c c e s s f u l ! Or rather – stressful but successful enough – I can live with that.