Technically, I made two skirts and two dresses, but the first skirt was way too small, and the first dress ripped up the back and had some other issues that made it a little off, but it was great practice for the real thing!
I am so excited! I have a lot of plans for future sewing projects. I feel like making my own clothes is a great way for me to express my love of fashion in a new way.
|Here is the skirt! I even put a zipper in the side. :)|
|And here is the dress! It looks awful on the inside, but the outside looks pretty good in my opinion. :)|
|I added the zippers by hand, as I am completely baffled by anything more advanced that a seam stitch on my sewing machine. :P|
The patterns that I used were from The Colettrie Sewing Handbook, which I got from Modcloth, but you can also purchase it here: http://www.coletterie.com/. All of the new patterns that I have are from this site, and they also give a lot of good tips (and even some free on-line patterns!) for seamstresses. It is a great resource for someone like me who is trying to re-learn how to sew (after 12 or more years without sewing) using only books and the internet.
I am very proud of myself, and I hope to pick up more and more skills as I go along. I'll be sure to post my progress here for anyone who is interested. :)