Kirk took the oldest two kids camping last weekend. Reid and I stayed home.
Here's what I started.
I went through my scrap pile. Above, is a bit of fabric (free to me!) left over from someone else's skirt. I've been hauling it around for over four years and I decided it was time to finally try to make something out of it.
Here's the goal: McCalls 6433 plus sleeves (I got mine for $1).
First of all, I can't believe I'm actually getting a whole dress out of these scraps. It's kind of blowing my mind. Secondly, I love, love, love my serger. It makes a frankenstein project go so much quicker!
Alright, down to business. I was excited to try out my new pattern weights. But Reid was too busy playing with them.
So I ended up using my old tried & true method: grab whatever is close by and pile it on the pattern.
For a few of the pattern pieces, there just wasn't enough fabric. I decided to frankenstein it together.
I thought it might be interesting to add the embroidered fabric in this shape to create a "bow" at the back of the waist.
I marked 6/8 in for seam allowance. Then I cut along the dotted line and voila! I had a new pattern piece made.
So now I'm trying to make a decision.
Keep the bow butt, or make it all-black from the waist down?
What do you think?
This is the front. It looks pretty matronly. True, I am a mother, but I'm not sure I want to look like a grandmother. I just keep telling myself...It's okay if this project is a wadder. I'm not wasting any money. The fabric was totally free. It's just an educational experience. But I'm having a hard time believing myself. I want it to look awesome. We shall see, we shall see.