WOW, it’s been a while, hasn’t it? Sorry about that, last week was one of those crazy whirlwind types of weeks. Fun, but at the same time I’m somewhat thankful they don’t happen too often.
On another note, I did find time to finish my Vintage Introduction Dress. The dress pattern was very straightforward (lucky for me since the last page of instructions were missing). I’m hooked on vintage patterns now. I don’t know what it is about this dress, but it was an absolute pleasure to sew. What a great ending to this year's winter wardrobe! I will certainly also make a spring or summer dress using this pattern.
Other than taking it in a bit at the waist & bust, the only other revision I made was to add length (which I normally need in contemporary patterns). Well, I added 3 inches to the length and ended up cutting off 5 before hemming the bottom. I used the leftover fabric from the length to make the embellishment on the front. I absolutely love making embellishments, but I’ve found I only make time for them if I enjoyed making the garment. By “enjoyed” I mean if the fit and construction turn out well on the first attempt. I can’t decide if this is due to me not wanting to mess up a challenging garment or due to a total lack of patience.
How often do you add embellishments to your garments?