With the forecast of all of this hot weather, I decided that I needed to make myself a new summer dress to swelter in.
Of course, I don't actually own any dress patterns, and I don't have any learned dressmaking skills, so instead I just used the trial and error method. (BTW - I wouldn't actually recommend this method, but I like to just free form sew).
Step 1 - Draw a picture
Step 2 - Grab the tape measure and take a couple of random measurements
Step 3 - Cut fabric
Step 4 - Sew
It's not too bad for a first trial, although it does look more like a nightie than a dress. It's too tight under the armholes, a bit too short, and too low at the back, and I wouldn't actually wear it outside of my house, but other than its fine...ha! I figure that this is all part of the learning process when it comes to making clothes.
I took the photo before I hemmed it!
It can only be onward and upward from here......