Self Drafted Dress

This self-drafted dress is my first pattern on my journey to teaching myself how to sew. I decided to get my feet wet in the drafting process right out the door. I wanted to see if I could teach myself how to draft before I tackled commercial patterns.

One thing I know, is that I should have chosen a different type of fabric for my first project. This is an organza fabric and for me, it’s way too slippery for a beginner. It was cut on the bias, but the next time I make it, I will try out the slash and spread method.

Although I love this dress, there are a few things I will do differently next time. Overall, I love the fit and cut of this dress. It’s still too chilly in my area for me to wear this outside. As soon as the weather gets a little warmer it will be the first thing I wear.

I only have one picture of this dress. The other two got deleted and I didn’t have the time to re-take them. Perhaps when I wear it I will take some more. Most of the time it has been really cloudy and we have a lot of rain. The next thing on my agenda is to get some good lighting. That way I don’t have to just rely on natural light… although that’s really the best.

Well, I hope this has inspired you in some way, until next time, design something, go ahead and make it, and don’t forget to share it so you can inspire someone else!

SELF-DRAFTED DRESS

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