October 6, 2010

Sewing Retro

I haven't had too much to blog about lately, and have been a neglectful blogger. NE-GLECT-FUL. But I have been keeping busy, and have started to sew again, with the hopes of adding to my pitiful wardrobe. (So far I've made two basic A-line skirts, of which I am very proud of, since they actually fit me and don't look terribly homemade.)

Inspired by the many awesome vintage pattern sewing projects happening over at Sew Retro, I'm trying my hand at this awesome 80s pattern I picked up a a thrift store last summer.

It may make me look like a giant stupid cupcake, but so what! at least I'll have learned how to properly assemble a dress. I'm in the muslin stage now, and so far the design of the pattern seem fairly forgiving, as it's not as fitted as most vintage dresses, and there's elastic involved! The pleats are kind of a bitch, though. Wish me luck!

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