March 31, 2010

Fitting the Bodice

Yesterday, I created a pattern for the bodice of my dress.  I'm very thankful that I've chosen a relatively simple style of dress.  I've never created a pattern for any part of a dress before, so this was a fun opportunity.  I measured and remeasured.  Then, I created a pattern on a piece of junk mail newspaper.  I cut it out of scrap fabric and pinned it to the parts of the dress I already have.  After re-pinning and making minor changes to the pattern, I gave myself a big high 5 and called it a day.  Here's a pic of 1/2 the bodice:

I'm really happy with how everything is going.  I'm also very proud of my patience.  I'm not known for that quality, so it's a nice surprise to have it now.  I've still got to figure out how I am going to put cups in the bodice.  I know that will take a little time to figure out, but I've done well so far, so I'm sure it will all be okay.  

Today I cut out the lining (same fabric) of the skirt and midriff pieces.  I still have SO much fabric left, which is awesome.  That was another big step for me.  I haven't decided yet whether I'm going to dye the dress or what colors I would dye it.  If I do decide to dye it, I won't post info about that because I want it to be a total surprise for my family on my wedding day.  I also want to keep doing what my inner voice wants to do, follow my creative yearnings, rather than try to please anyone else.  I realized today that this is a piece of art, just like my paintings, and I certainly wouldn't ask someone else what they think about those.  So, I'm just going to follow my heart with my dress as well.  I'm sure it will turn out wonderfully.  



1 comment:

  1. I love your blog Melanie, I love the pics as well and the writing is big enough where I don't need my glasses. I love it! x