Saturday, November 22, 2008
On a Budget
As I wrap up "production" of my Susan costume, I just want to remember the last months.
Things that I have learned:
-I don't actually like making patterns. It is back-breaking and at times seem almost impossible...especially when you are measuring yourself because you don't have a dress form that is your exact size (I don't even have a generic dress form).
-You can't really be picky about the type of fabric you use...look at me! I wanted a nice ribbed, purplish-pinkish wool/ wool blend. No such thing. It was a pain in and of itself to find a good color, so when I did, I bought it. Even though it was linen. Hey, it was half off!
- Don't just don't be picky about the princess seams unless you are prepared to make it from scratch. I mean literally.
-It is really, really hard to make a pattern. And, surprisingly, it is harder to make a skirt pattern than it is a bodice.
Moral: DON'T BE PICKY!!! ( I'm still working on that.)