The “My hair is too pink for this!” Dress
Fabric: Green poly/cotton poplin – $13.44
Pattern: New Look 6587 – from the stash probably $3 or $4
Notions: Buttons $2
Time to complete: What felt like 16,000 hours. Probably like 10 in reality
First worn: January 2012
Wear again? I’m on the fence
Total Cost: -$19.44
Okay so I’m a bit disappointed in this dress. I had such high expectations for it. I think I just don’t like princess seams, I can never get them right.
Here’s the inspiration:
Super cute. Now obviously I used a green fabric but I had it in my stash and I’m trying to not buy fabric. (We’ll see how long that lasts!)
So after making 1,000 muslins (2) I thought everything was okay. So I started cutting. Well I don’t like the fit in the bodice. This pattern for me was awful. Just weird and large all over. Plus the sash pattern was way too short to tie in a bow. So if you make it up keep that in mind.
Stuff that was entirely my fault: Buttons. Yeah I was one short so I used a totally different colored one since I am way too over this dress to drive 2 minutes and buy another one.
Thread. There are about 6 different colors of green thread in here and some black. Again, too lazy to drive over to Wallyworld and pick up some more. But really, who actually wants to go to Wal-mart?
My hair. Too pink for this green. I bought this fabric back when I had brown hair.
The sleeves. Ya’ll I really tried, but after ripping them out the third time I admitted defeat.
So yes. It’s not my best and I may never wear it again, but I finished it. I didn’t let it defeat me! Lol
Here’s some shots where you can really tell how much I love this dress. :P
Sorry this pictures are so dark! I was running out of time and it’s been so dark and rainy here lately.