Let’s talk about my first attempt at making a Mermaid dress. I’m teaching myself how to sew. It started last year when I took a basic class at Joann’s Fabric and later another class at my local fabric shop. Those classes were ok except I wasn’t interested in learning how to sew a pillow case or apron. I’m from the “sink or swim” generation, it’s not necessary to “hold my hand”. Tell me what to do and I won’t stop until I prefect it.
OK, it’s not perfect YET but considering this is my first time drafting a garment I think it’s nice! I’m proud of myself 🙂 Next, I had to place my drafted pieces on to my “pretty” fabric to cut and sew.
Soon it would be time to wear my garment but before I actually tried it on I had a last-minute decision to change the bodice (top part) to a sweetheart neckline unfortunately, I didn’t have any boning to help with supporting my breasts. I could have used craps from my fabric to tie around my neck but instead I deconstructed an old chain link belt to give my mermaid dress a v-neck halter look.
Here’s my FINAL LOOK:
Looking at the backside of this black and white image, I see the wind had blown the dress in and from the angle it almost looks as if it could be pants.. a jumpsuit! lol, well now I know what my next project will be 🙂
Despite the imperfections I actually had a few people come over while I was out shooting these images to tell me how beautiful I looked wearing it.
My dressform actually has more hips/curves than I do LOL so I’ll need to work more in regards to the fit but all-in-all I like! Shout out to YOUTUBE UNIVERSITY and GOOGLE 🙂