I am almost done! The only thing left is to finish up the buttonholes (I admit that I have never tried my buttonhole foot on my machine and didn’t want this project to be the first one I tried it on so I’m handsewing them), but I got the dress to the point that it could be on me.
Today’s first project was hemming, which I didn’t take any pictures of. For the first time in a couple days, my energy was letting me work for more than ten minutes at a time and I wanted to take advantage.
Prepping the collar pieces and pinning them to the bodice. There was a collar and a collar band to contend with. I say contend but it’s really too strong a word: this pattern actually was really easy to follow and put together.
Getting the buttons and the buttonholes done. I usually avoid patterns that require buttons but I really wanted to make a shirtdress so here we are. I followed the button guide really meticulously and marked the fabric really carefully. Took a while but it wasn’t difficult.
And that was that. Here’s the final product, and an okay picture of me in it. I’m looking forward to wearing it and getting a nice picture soon.