One day recently I asked my love ones to critique my blog. My cousin Shina suggested that I talk more about what inspires me when I’m creating something. I like her suggestion and will start using it with this blog entry.
I’m making a dress for myself to wear to a bat mitzvah. I am using an old pattern as a starting point. I lengthened the midriff by an inch so it would fit higher under the bust. I did not cut the midriff on the bias because I want a firmer fit. I am using the front of View C, but modifying the center of the bodice to look like the center of View B so that I am not showing so much cleavage. I am using the back bodice and sleeves of View A because I haven’t worked out in a while and my upper body and arms are not as toned as they should be, so I want my back and upper arms covered. I drafted a gored A-line skirt to give more detailing to the skirt.
I brought a refurbished Brother SE350 embroidery machine a month ago in order to experiment with machine embroidery in my designs. I am thinking of using it to do a tone-on-tone design on the dress at the skirt hem and on the midriff if I decide to use a solid color.