Finished, I guess…

I finished the first version of this dress before I even started this blog.  I have learned so much since then.  But not enough, apparently. 

Original version of the dress.  Can we talk about how haggard my eyes look? Yikes.

When I first wrote about this dress, I said it was very comfortable to wear.  But since then I have gotten a lot better at fitting clothes well and I couldn’t help but find all kinds of things to improve.  I stopped wearing this dress all together for quite a while.  Then I got the bright idea to take the whole thing apart and change the shape.  Can you blame me? The top is so unique looking!

My biggest problem with the fit of the dress is that silly two layer skirt.  The white part is fitted, and quite comfortable, and the yellow part is a huge circle skirt.  There are no side seams! In a windy, mountain top town that is less than ideal. 

Personally, I like more fitted dresses.  Before starting the remake of this dress, I was hot off the success of my Halloween dress.  In my opinion, that dress fits me better than anything I’ve made yet.  So I was feeling bold and I had an idea of what I wanted the finished product to look like.  And then things fell apart.

I started taking pictures of the progress, but and some point I stopped taking pictures as a white hot panic took over and I didn’t think it was going to work. But enough fluff, here’s the end result! 

Started to fall over in this picture, not so good with heels.

Perfect? Nope! I started with a dress I didn’t like wearing very much and ended up with…a dress I don’t like wearing very much.  I have another list of changes I’m going to make because I fully plan on making this dress for a third time. Maybe I’ll just lop off the bottom and make this into a blouse.  I solved the problem of no side seams in the skirt, but it’s made the yellow part of the skirt all wonky. Since the dress is no longer an “envelope” dress, I had to find room for a zipper in the back.  It is not an elegant solution.  I would have preferred to add in a side zipper but I simply could not find a way.  I’ll probably come back to it in another year or so.

Thanks you so much for reading this blog! This has been a rough month at work, but being able to share my sewing projects, no matter how well they turn out, makes me feel so much better.  Sincerely, thank you.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Joan Hughes says:

    Nice try! Too bad it didn’t work out.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Tilly Gibson says:

      yeah, my stuff tends more towards learning experiences than actual success these days, lol.


      1. Emily Kitsch says:

        You and me both, sis, you and me both! But you still did an awesome job!

        Liked by 1 person

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