It was probably not the best idea to start sewing again using a pattern from the 1940's. The directions and pictures leave a lot to be desired. For instance, look at these shoulder pads. What? I have no clue as to what the heck they are telling me to do. Mine came out looking like gondolas ready for a cruise in Venice. I did something COMPLETELY wrong! Scary thing is, I have no idea what.
Crinoline! Did not have any of that laying around in my stash...for a very brief moment I thought of cutting up one of my vintage crinolines to make it work, but instead I decided on interfacing. Cotton batting! none of that hanging around either. I stuffed it with fabric scraps. The feel seems okay. The shape. What?!!!
An then to depress me even further, the belt. The belt. The belt. It never crossed my mind that it would not fit around my waist. Thank you thick waist! Now I have to make another one.
The way I feel about it I can't wait to finish this project so I can just put it aside and try another one and get frustrated some more. Maybe I should keep track of my hours and make my sewing a challenge to become an expert.
Are you self taught like I am? How many hours a week do you sew? When will it ever became sort of easy?
Happy Mothers Day to all the mothers out there.