The dress from hell.


Don’t let my smile fool you, this dress was a bitch. I’m likely smiling because I managed to catch Dewey and gave her a squeezin’ on camera. No, this dress was not easy. At all.

My smile is, admittedly, quite forced. Front view



You may actually recognize the dress, it’s the Danielle dress, a pattern I had previously made. I used totally different fabric for this one, a wool double knit. I love the way it looks and feels. It also didn’t hurt that the fabric was $8/meter, marked down from $65/meter. Despite this, I have been learning the hard way that knits are a total bitch to work with. I bought special needles and a walking presser foot for this dress, and it still didn’t end up fitting right! Is it wearable? Yeah, but I really hope that I do a better job next time I use the stuff. I think I need to take a break from knits, possible from sewing clothing for a while. Also, maybe a class is in order. I was hoping to avoid that, classes are expensive here.

I shouldn’t be so hard on myself, I know. I have only been doing this for around 2 months. However, it is extremely frustrating when something you work so hard on looks more shit than good. I’m sure you all can relate.

I think I’m feeling this way because I’m burnt out. I looked at the calendar today and realized that I have 2 weeks until my concert. Normally, that would send me into a panic, but I was actually relieved. 2 weeks until it’s all over. Tomorrow is the only time this week where I will get to sit down and have lunch. I am absurdly excited about that. Next week and the week after my lunch times are booked solid. Reading that sentence made me want to cry a little bit… sigh… Just 2 more weeks, I can do this! This is the life of a music teacher after all.

I miss my treadmill. I miss cooking. I need a break from the sewing machine until Sunday. I hope I can make it. Running it is tomorrow.


4 thoughts on “The dress from hell.

  1. This is a very cute dress! I think it will rock a slammin' belt. Anyway, I wanted to ask if you'd post about my doctoral dissertation study. I thought some of your followers might find it interesting.

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