06 Jan Reality Check
So excited to sew knits on my new machine I bought the following pattern. I love the simplicity of this little dress and decided to try it out with a rust cotton knit from my stash before cutting my new Missoni fabric. I wanted to create a simple prototype for the many knit dresses I will be making this year. Since the dress was described as close fitting I cut out the pattern two sizes larger than my measurements indicated, knowing it would be too big.
I could barely squeeze into this thing even with my industrial strength Spanx.
After a humiliating reality check and ordering two diet books from Amazon I wrapped another layer of batting around the waistline of my dressform and got back to sewing. The eight simple steps of this pattern took eight long hours to complete and here’s the finished product.
Two years ago I wrote this Haiku:
Never inflict on others;
Above all, your own.
Well, here I am sharing a mediocre sewing project with the world, but since it’s part of my yearlong sewing journey, I decided being honest was more important than being perfect.
This is not a great start into my fifth month of sewing rather than buying my clothes for a year, but I’ll try to take away something positive from this experience. I’ll let you know what it is when I figure it out.