I’m still a bit antsy to shop.
I was hoping my draping class projects would help subdue my urges. We finished our knit unit this week. Yay! Finished! I want to redo one of the garments but my classmates convinced me to turn in what I have since technically only one of the 3 gets points and they think my others are satisfactory. I let them convince me since my dad and brother are coming up this weekend and we are headed to a bridal shower for my aunt! So It’d be nice to considered done. So am I going on about draping and my weekend? Well I decided since I spent all of my Christmas money on a dress form that is close to my size I should try to drape things I would like to wear. It was my plan all semester however we finally started draping full garments. And I love wearing knits!!! We had the option to save fabric and drape 2 of the knit garments in ½ scale. Although, I had heard it was almost just as much work to do it in ½ scale and I thought what a perfect opportunity to make something for myself. So I planned to make my knit garments into something I’d like to wear, since I can’t shop yet! I tried to take extra care while I was constructing my garments so when I’m out wearing it people are thinking ‘hey that’s a cute dress/top’ and not, ‘I bet she made that’ …
I did run into a bit a snafu though, my fabric ended up being a bit sheer. I had chosen white off white to make them in, because it would be easier to see my markings. To solve the problem I tie-dyed them (kinda). I have pictures this week! It was good to learn more about dyeing and I tried few different techniques.
And in the dress below I accidentally cut a hole in it as I was moving my scissors! :O! So to cover it I added some flower embellishments over the hole! I hope it doesn’t make the dress too silly to wear because I’m not much of one for embellishments. Not that I don’t like them I just have a hard time wearing them!
Although one garment really needs something worn under it like teal bandeau and shorts (which I have) or I think I’d like a tube dress better under it, but this girl doesn’t have a teal bandeau dress so …enter shopping urge…
I forgot to mention last blog that I had to drive by 3 dress shops when I went to buy fabric. I felt like such a rubbernecker as I drove down Poyntz. Honestly Seeing the color in the windows gave me the urge to create garments with color. I bought the dye at JoAnn’s when I bought my fabric (the second time! I needed more!!!) I was sad I didn’t really like the colors JoAnn’s had to offer in the knit I liked. I know I’m a bit of a hand snob. I can love a color but if Idon’t like the hand I won’t buy it. Same goes for apparel too. I’ve always been this way.
Well as long as I can stay out of stores and keep those pesky ads away from me I might actually be able to make it!