I've been working on my Halloween costume and for the most part it's been going well. It just might be too small. Heh..well I will put in the zipper and see for sure. Hope it's fine.
Also, I've been working on this so-called "one hour dress" from McCall's:
And well, it's definitely taken more than one hour!! Now I realize that the one hour did not include cutting the pattern pieces out or marking them or pinning..
I realize also that the one hour did not include my inability to cut the sleeves following the grain (which I now fully realize why you are supposed to follow the grain markings especially on stretch fabric) or ripping out my 5/8" seam on the sleeves and resewing them at 1/4" to make them fit.
The one hour also does not include me sewing in the pockets backwards and having to redo those. The one hour also does not include the 4 gazillion times I had to redo the strap on the back to make it fit properly and the time it took to turn it right-side-out after sewing it.
So...I'd say all in all, I do really like this dress...just wish I didn't make so many mistakes! I think it will turn out very well in the end. It's almost done-I have hopes of wearing it tomorrow, but that may be too aggressive of a goal. We'll see. I can definitely say that I can wear it to work on Monday if tomorrow doesn't work. (Besides, Fridays are casual days anyway)
On another note, I received a GIANT package today from my mom. It includes all sorts of exciting things including a whole bolt of black cotton duck fabric to make more bags with!! It also has lots of zippers (including invisible zippers so I can finish my Halloween costume) and yarn to finish my knitted cardigan that I'm making.
So, here is my goal for the weekend:
**Finish Halloween costume
**Finish "one hour dress"
**Finish knitted cardigan