Recently I was digging around looking for some fabric and I unearthed this nearly forgotten unsewen dress. I thought it might be nice to actually make it so I pulled it out and put it on top of my sewing table where it would yell at me every time I looked in it's direction.
Eventually I took the pieces out of the bag. I had to cut it down a couple sizes (I have thankfully lost weight) and re-notch it and 2 days ago I actually sewed it. I was having a bad day and I wanted to make something that was just for me. So, I made myself a dress.
I had some trouble with it. For some reason the directions didn't tell me how to sew the front waist band and skirt together. Luckily I went to school for this and I was able to figure it out. Maybe that degree in fashion design is worth something after all?
Overall I am pretty happy with how it turned out. I wasn't sure how I would like the fabrics together in something as large as a dress but I kinda of love the together. The only think I don't like is the width of the waist band. I think it would look better if it were a little more narrow. That could just be me and my wonky seam allowances though.
Now I just need to commit to a length and sew up the hem. That may take a couple more years though.