How to mess up a dress pattern but still get something kinda ok from it..

How to mess up a dress pattern How to mess up a dress pattern

#makenine part 4 of 5 – How to mess up a dress pattern

This challenge  has definitely also come with its obstacles. It is now time for my dress from Gerties sews jiffy dresses.

Has anybody else here been known to mess up a dress pattern?

I love the vintage and pinup-style, and I sometimes dream of only wearing feminine stuff like that, but I often choose something else, just because .. I mess it up..


Fitted and tight clothes are not as comfy as yoga trousers.

But I love the style, and I want to make more of that stuff, so that’s why I was looking forward to this book by Gertie. It is a way to make styles in this fashion but in a simpler, jiffyer (is that a real word..?) way.

Not as easy as it looked for a girl who likes to cut corners.


Making the dress – and failing

The boatneck dress I chose needs a lot of fabric for the skirt, and I did not have enough in my stasch, so that’s why I went for the two different print patterns on top and bottom. It was some very cool vintage fabric from my nan´s old sewing stash. She does not sew anymore, she has unfortunately forgotten how to use her sewing machine, so I am glad that I can bring her fabric to life.

It gives it a special look, not matching properly, but it was out of necessity, and I think it looks pretty cool. – I have to say that, but I mean it, haha.

I had not measured myself right (I will learn from this mistake now), so the top did not fit at all. I made some corrections, ad in stead of the center darts it turned into center seams from the neck opening to the waist. But when that got done, it was great. I am sure  Gertie herself probably won´t recognize the pattern, if she saw how I botched it up.

I will look for more thrifted fabric and make some more, now that I (perhaps) know how to fit them properly, and will take the time to figure out what size I actually am…

Still cute though 🙂 And will be fun for Summer.

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