project runway – sorella style
August 30, 2009 by sorella
Seriously, Jenny and I have a problem. A simple Friday evening conversation over dinner about needing to go shopping for a dress to wear to a sunrise beach wedding on Monday (that Jenny needed to attend) turns into project runway in the sorella household. Instead of shopping for a dress, we shopped for fabric on Friday at 7:30pm. And instead of using the dress pattern we purchased, we decided it would be easier (ha!) to just drape, pin and cut the fabric into the dress we envisioned.
After pouring a couple glasses of wine, we took out some breezy white stretch cotton gauze we had purchased a few weeks ago (for nightgowns, of course) and started draping. After about an hour, here’s what we had in mind:
long looked too much like the bride's dress ...
And thirty minutes later we had …
short is chic!
Using this as our “pattern”, we layed each piece out on the gorgeous mallard blue cotton we had purchased and cut! About two hours later we had …
pieced together at about 1am ... pic was taken the following morning after some coffee!
The back was tricky, considering we decided to do a portrait neck line and neither of us had ever done one before!
after a bit of fiddling, we got it right!
At about 2pm (we started sewing again on Saturday around 9am), we had finished. However, after some sit tests, Jenny decided that the white lining was not going to work after all. So we then took about 90 minutes and ripped it out. SO FUN … 🙂 We love our reverse sewers! (aka seam ripper) Here’s the final product, and Jenny loves it! (and she looks gorgeous in it as well) Next time we’ll include some darts, and probably some seaming at the waist line. But for our first non-pattern grown up dress, I think it’s pretty good!
the back of the dress
ready for departure
I can’t wait to see the pics from the sunrise wedding tomorrow!