I have been moping around the last couple of days, unsure of where to go from here, with regards to sewing. You see, I had a great plan for my white affair event that occured this past Sunday. I was going to sew this dress:
I decided to switch to an easier to sew suiting, and all was well--until my dress did not fit. I still can't figure out what happened. I used Fit for Real People, sewed a size 10, and made my adjustments to the pattern pieces. Yet when I went to line up my bodice with my skirt, it did not line up at all. I went over everything time after time and I still haven't figured it out.
So, somewhere around last Saturday evening I decided to give up. I knew my white dress wouldn't happen for this event, and I would have to try again for something else. I woke up Sunday morning a little sad when my son came up to me and asked how my dress was going. I said "Oh, buddy...it's not going to work out. Mommy can't figure out how to make it work, so I have to wear something else." He says, "That's ok, mommy, I know how hard you worked on your dress." I realized as soon as he said this that I needed to hear those very words. Another dress for another day--that is what I have been telling myself. And hey, I didn't have to break my RTW fast, or show up at my affair in the buff, so that's a plus!!!
The event was nothing short of beautiful!!! Most all of the decorating was done in white, and the atmosphere was so clean, pure, and lovely! My friend and I provided all of the food for our table, and we had a lot of food!! It was a delicious way to spend the Sunday afternoon--great food, great company, great fun.
My friend rocked a gorgeous all white peplum dress!! She looked stunning! Overall, all of our hard work setting up our table, combined with our busy week, was totally worth it.
In hindsight, if I had it to do all over again, I would have sewn a knit dress. I am still having a hard time fitting my body with woven fabrics, and haven't figured out how to make darts work for my boxier shape. Also, fitting my back has proved to be a big challenge. I use my homemade dressform, but I may have to have my hubby double check my measurements.
All that said, I have been moping about what to do next. This week I have been busy with vacation bible school, so I haven't thought about sewing too much; however, once I get out of this funk I will be back with a new project. I am definitely going to finish my New Look 6210 dress. I have seen some wonderful versions popping up in blogland, and I know I would wear it often once I finish it.
Thank you for all your comments and suggestions on dresses for this event. I really did take them all into consideration.
I hope to check back in again soon...