Remarkably, I finished Bethie's dress in a week; specifically, the week after Christmas. Also known as the week when I was both physically sick and sick of sewing. But, I have now completed my first dress using an unprinted pattern! It is also the oldest pattern I have used to date, being from 1954.
Beth tried it on when we dropped it off, and though I would like to take it back and alter it a bit (re-do the darts to their original width instead of the less deep version seen here, shorten it another inch or two), Beth seemed unwilling to give the dress back. I guess that is a good thing?
This is the first project of the new year, and it brings me to my sewing resolutions:
- I vow to create one to two "big" projects per month, and
- I vow to create more things for myself.
So, more projects and more things I get to keep in 2011! Once I finish my to-do list for others... :)
Oh, and I'm also going to be more active or something. And leave my house more to hang out with you. Yeah!