First the pattern alterations ~
I copied a new full front dress pattern from my TNT pattern onto pattern paper. Then I decided where I wanted the inserts to go. I deviated from my sketch a bit when I chose to make a v-neckline insert.
Next I auditioned my fat quarter inserts...
After much deliberation, I decided upon this combination...
...and once I sewed the front together I just stopped. It's fugly. Even my daughter said it was fugly. So now I'm left to wonder if...
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I wrote this post over a week ago and I couldn't bring myself to post it because I was so discouraged by my first attempt with my fat quarters. Honestly, I almost threw in the towel, and no I'm not sharing the fugliness with you. Just don't want that picture floating about on the internet. However, in my internet travels this week, I found another idea so I will be trying that out this weekend.
The good thing is that the deadline has been moved to May 20th, I think?! Ladies please correct me if I'm wrong...so I have a few more weekends to get this made up...which is a very good thing!
It's the end of April and I've sewn one very easy skirt this month. I usually have one month out of every year like this but I don't remember it occurring this early in the year before! I've also had a very busy work month...caught the cold from hell...you know you're sick when your coworkers start telling you to go home...and it's been a big family month. So I'm actually looking forward to a weekend of uninterrupted sewing time in the cave.
Usually the lost mojo freaks me out but this time I've actually been pretty calm about it. Probably because I've crafted an amazing work wardrobe so I very rarely experience that "what am I going to wear moment" in front of the closet. I hope I don't sound conceited when I say this but it actually makes me feel kinda proud that I've stayed the course, developed my own work style and sewed it.
Just wanted to give you an update. I know I've been scarce around these parts lately...hopefully spending 48 hours in the sewing cave will bring new sewing adventures to share!
...as always more later!