Do you ever over-compensate for your fears or insecurities?
This is about sewing, I promise.
This dress was made for Miss Fancy Nancy for her birthday. But I’m always so worried about cutting something too small that I typically size up unintentionally (I draft all my own patterns, so I could solve this problem simply by using a pattern that someone else has beautifully crafted and graded) So even though Fancy Nancy loves her new dress, it’s just a wee bit big on her… and fits her older sister, The Scientist, like a glove. I also made a new dress for the Scientist, but it’s a little on the loose side too (Aye Aye Aye).
Lesson Learned: Don’t let your fears get in the way of accuracy and good fit.
This dress was self-drafted (obviously, hahaha) and I used a great chiffon print, with a cream colored silk lining. It’s perfectly flowy… wait, how is FLOWY not a word? It’s giving me that dreaded red dotted line…. SHUT THE FRONT DOOR…. FLOWY IS NOT A WORD!!!?! Ugh, I feel so let down, and like my whole life has been a lie. Sigh. Moving on.
The Scientist does not know how to pose. It’s hilarious. When I give her direction she holds her body awkwardly and gives me a “you want me to do WHAT” look.
But this smiley face, this is authentic, and best represents her good nature. Plus how cute are those just growing in front teeth!
Seriously, I couldn’t add this picture to the outtakes folder, I just couldn’t do it. Look at that face!!! You spin baby girl! Spin!
The Scientist said that having the low back felt weird, and she kept tugging on it to pull the dress forward. I think its just a preference thing, because Fancy Nancy doesn’t mind it.
And this is where she is SO OVER IT.
All in all I love this dress, it’s very springy and flowy (I refuse to accept that that is not a word) I may just have to make some more… this time a size smaller for Fancy Nancy herself.