Make a damn shirt or somethingPosted: 02/21/2011
It was a weird doldrummy day (too much damn wind and no sun) so I spent too much time on the internet. By 9:30pm, I was jittery from too much sitting and told myself I needed to make something and NOW. So I decided to get out the pieces of my Louisa dress (bought in ye olde Portland and being re-created so I can wear it 7 days a week) and see how far I had to go. With all this crazy warm weather reminding me about Spring, I need to finish this pattern so I can make myself dresses. When I got it out, I had an almost-finished dress missing ONE SLEEVE. That’s just the muslin and I’ll have to cut it out and sew it together again with my fabric, but HOLY SHIT SO CLOSE. Knowing I didn’t have the focus to start taking it apart tonight, I decided to just go grab a piece of fabric and sew some lines on it.
I made a shirt, or what is supposed to be a shirt.
And it fits kinda like a shirt, and kind of looks like one. That is the shot of confidence I needed. Tomorrow (after the soccer game, aaagggh) I’m going to re-start the dress project. Be on the lookout for a finished product in the next few weeks! And make fun of me and call me a quitter if you don’t.