I knew this was going to happen, but I'll say it, I want a dressmaker's form. Goll-eee, it would rock to own one of those puppies.
Right now I've got two sewing items on the sewing table, er, my kitchen table: my white shirt, and my very own design. All you guys have seen on the R-design is the sleeve; yesterday in my sewing class I tweaked the sleeve design and added the bodice. Now I have to make the pattern on my sweet roll of wide tracing paper. I'm a bit nervous about the pattern drafting mainly because of all the pleats in my sleeve, but I will get through it.
In my inexperienced apparel sewing life (by that I mean, I've only finished a skirt), I've learned a couple of things about myself: turning tubes right-side-out literally drives me to tears, I love pleats, and I'm pretty much obsessed with scalloped edges. The shirt that I designed is covered in pleats, which I love, but because I've never sewn pleats, I'm fully prepared to get a little frustrated at first and then tackle it with tearless self control. And these Marc Jacobs flats don't help my scallop addiction:
I want to make a simple skirt out of the below fabric (which I already own) with a scalloped hem, using this tutorial. What do you think?
Pastry Line Saffron from the Little Folks Voile collection by Anna Maria Horner