So, making my homecoming dress, I am doing an experiment. I do corsets most of the time, and I am trying to do the corset of my dress with interfacing, I am experimenting, and you should never do that a week from your event, but I am, don't do what I did, I was told I wasn't going, but now I am.
Monday, September 16, 2013
To all my fellow seamstresses out there, I am sewing my homecoming dress once more, zI am going to give you the advice I've learned over the past three years making dresses or anything really.
- Mockups are your friends: if you are using a pattern, you want to make sure you pattern fits, if it don't fit you, likely the cute article of clothing wont fit you, even pinning the pattern together and holding it up to see will work, but if you do mockups I guarantee that your pieces will turn out!
- Learn from your mistakes: If you make a mistake, depending on what it is, you will have to a) fix it, or b) see if it's noticeable, you can't fix an accidental slit in your bodice. true story, I made an eyelet hole in my prom dress, but it wasn't noticeable at all, so I got away with it! You've got your mistakes, and your failures, but we are DIYers, we don't fail, we make something else!
- Measure: this is important, no matter what shape, or size, this is important. You can't always count on being the same size you were last year, it doesn't work, your body changes, and so does everyone else. Just look at Megan Fox and all these other people over the years, they change, shift. We deal!
- Test: Test every thing! from fabric and steam, to how something fits! and believe me, it comes in handy to make sure something correctly! My first Homecoming Dress was really loose, we were doing our best, but it didn't fit correctly, things move, its up to you to find out if they move reasonably. Is that dress so tight it puckers? Is it loose where your boobs are coming out and your bra is showing?
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Today I just got my Macbook Pro, and have been getting used to the Mac world. I really don't care about the whole PC vs. Mac controversy. I got the Macbook Pro for design purposes. Someone in my family is defiant to Macs completely because he finds Mac people occultish, I don't know. This blog was published with the use of my 2007 Macbook!
Monday, September 9, 2013
Today was my first day of work, I will say this job is a bit laid back. I answered a few phone calls, talked to a few customers and washed out a few coffee mugs. It wasn't very odd, but I wasn't used to answering the phone with stranger, the whole "Don't talk to strangers" does not apply to anybody above the age of 16, although I had never met a stranger when I was little, very social. my first day was ok, could have been worst.