Hello everyone! Just a quick sewing update. It’s been a while since I’ve sewn for myself. I’ve been busy. However, I’m enjoying wearing all my dresses. I wore this dress last night to special event. You may remember, I made this dress in 2014. I’m attaching last night’s picture to the original post. It’s interesting to follow the life of a homemade dress. I can tell you that they last a lot longer than store bought dresses. They fit better too. I have an emotional attachment to them. After all, it’s something one makes and follows through a long process from idea to fabric to dress. The other interesting thing, I’m very cautious about maintaining my weight. I’d hate to not fit into them. It’s not something that is easily replaceable. In closing, I am working on another 1920’s style dress. I hope to have it ready soon. Give me a couple more weeks. Meanwhile, I hope your exploring new ideas and creating things only you can create… and as always, thank you for sharing in our sewing journey. Debora
The “Michi Kanji” Dress
I love how the fan flows as I walk and move in this dress. I just don’t know what kind of reaction I will get from people when I actually wear this thing. The sleeves are just below the elbows. At some point, if I choose, I can actually remove the sleeves and just keep the dress sleeveless. I left a finished edging around the armhole for that purpose. Just in case the dress just turns out to be too much to be seen.
Funny how once you start making your own clothe, people become more accepting about what you wear. So far, I’ve gotten nothing but wonderful smiles, complements and lots of surprises when I tell people that "I made it." This one is definitely a conversation piece. Well, that’s it for now. I’m already looking forwards to next week’s project. I have a couple of things in mind. Till then, thank you for sharing in my sewing journey. Enjoy.