6/16/2010

In Which She Unearths the Sewing Machine

Owing to a combination of good prices on fabric and actually finding two patterns I think may be flattering, I am, for the first time since...prom (gosh...really? Yeah, I think so.) I am going to undertake to create for myself an article of clothing. A dress, to be exact. (Well, two dresses if you want to get all exact exact about it.)

Now, usually, as my sister will more than happily point out, I put something together and then try it on and roll my eyes and never wear said item of clothing because to me, it looks homemade. So I hereby promise, in public, that I will wear these two dresses at least two times without whining about how horrible they look. Not that I am saying ahead of time that they'll look horrible, I'm just saying I'm not going to whine.

Hopefully I can manage to make them such that this will not make me die a little inside.

Anyway, I really like the fabric so...fingers crossed. Expect to hear all the gory details and gnashing of teeth here.

Item one for your consideration:
Why is it that I can go into just about any clothing store out there and pick up an item in my current size (the same number at any store) and it fits, yet when I look at the measurements for said number on a pattern, my measurements correspond to two sizes up from that?

The fashion industry is just one big conspiracy to make women feel crappy about themselves.

4 comments:

Lynellen said...

Wearing said dresses twice inside the privacy of your own house does not count, btw. You must wear them in public in front of non-family members twice each.

beth said...

You're no fun.

Gwynne said...

I'm rooting for you. I eyed (say that without thinking about pirates ;-) my sewing machine and stack of fabrics (from the 70's? 80's?) with curiosity the other day. I used to make most of my own clothes, including my wedding dress, but that was back when smock-like garments were cool. No really, they were. ;-). The secret to not looking homemade is in the drape of the fabric. In addition to wearing them in public you must also post pictures on Facebook. Mandatory. :-)

beth said...

Wow. Talk about upping the ante. We'll see. :)

I do know about the smock-like garment, my mom was into those during that timeframe.