That I made V's Christmas dress? Well, I did and I have to say that I am very proud of it. I'm not much of a seamstress and during Home Economics (three years), the sewing portion had little to be desired. Mainly, because I liked everything to be just right and I couldn't be rushed. Both qualities making it rather difficult when we had a deadline.
All that to say, and you'd think I hated it so much I would never touch a sewing machine again. Well, that's not completely true either. When it comes down to it, I simply don't have the patience or diligence to do all the steps. I absolutely abhor cutting out the patterns. Then, to have to pin and cut some more. My least favorite step. Actually, anything with pinning is my least favorite, which is truly one of the basis for accuracy. And I'd be kidding myself if I said accuracy didn't matter. However, I did hardly any cutting for patterns for this dress.
In fact, I basically measured V and then went from there creating my own template and two days later....
yes blurry, but imagine it's artistic
Another thing I'm proud of is the price I paid for such nice material. And here it is me to you (as if you didn't know this already)...Sewing Tip #11: Always check out the discount fabric. I got this lovely cranberry formal fabric for something like $3.00 a yard (you have to boast when you find a steal--right!). I knew I wanted a peasant dress to make it easy and then I got two different notions. One off-white lace to line the arms and the other lace to line the front, giving it texture and a bit more "OOMPH." I'm taking orders now for Christmas 2010 dresses. :)