Valentines Day

Sunday, February 14, 2010

I finally got around to doing the finishing touches on my dress, after spending the morning doing some desperately needed organizing and cleaning!

Yesterday, we went to Ikea to pick out furniture for our imaginary future home. We tested sofas, tried out faucets, picked rugs we liked... I ended up leaving with a bunch of boxes to re-organize my fabric stash. It's now all neatly stacked in my "sewing" corner, which doubles as my dining room.

This dress is made from a Butterick pattern, but somewhere along the line, I lost the facing pieces and had to re-draft them. I don't know quite what I was thinking, but the facing in the underarm is only about three quarters of an inch long. Oopsie...

I like all the fiddly parts of sewing. I like sewing button holes by hand, binding seams, hand-sewing hems. I like a piece to look like I made it, with time and patience. I have been debating whether or not to pick up a serger... but I've decided that I like it when you flip a garment inside out and see a really nicely bound seam (please ignore my wobbly binding).

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