"she somehow manages to dress like a grandmother and a toddler at the same time"well, as soon as that episode aired, my sister declared that as the best description for me ever. try as i might to deny it.... i always end up proving her right... like last week when i made this dress to sell, but ended up keeping it for myself--
it could be my back to school dress... except i'm a bum and am not back to school....
technically, it is a child's dress pattern.... but its not my fault if it came out super cute and *happen* to fit me perfectly! geeze!
i don't think i bought this... i much have inherited it
right? its a real cute dress! i made it without taking in or adding inches anywhere. all i did was enlarge the armholes and shorten the darts so the boobs wouldn't come out shaped like waffle cones. i don't know what sort of bizarro measurement this pattern was taken in, but it came out fitting me perfectly... me, who is not a girl's size 12, but is actually a 37-27-37 adult... whatever simplicity. whatever.
i got the fabric from an estate sale, which means the sweet scent of mothballs filled the air every time the fabric moved for the first few washes... either i finally got the smell out, or i have become immune to it (which would take the grandma part in this ensemble i suppose) tyler helped my pick out the perfect buttons. i used to have my sister for that, but since we moved in together tyler has become my official fashion consultant! i'm preeeeeeeeety sure he hates it.
he usually looks at me like i'm crazy or shrugs his shoulders and says something like "i don't know! why do you keep asking me?" he did good this time though. also, check out that belt! i usually dip into my own belt collection and stay away from covered belts or belt kits... but i figured since i HAVE the belt stuff... why not use it for once! god knows i don't want to become a hoarder. oh hell no.
also since my last post, i ended my month with yet another stupid, stupid sewing injury.
god DAMN those rotary cutters! i pinked the shit out of my finger! luckily, i was able to play it off...