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Wedding dress – Round 1 (making the pattern)

It’s reached the point where I’m fed up with feeling stressed out about the wedding and in particular, the wedding dress. High time I actually started doing something about it!

Ever since I got my mannequin, my sewing have grown more and more ad hoc. Nowadays, I usually just have a basic idea somewhere in my mind and then make the pattern directly on Jenny herself. I actually find it much easier and a more interesting way of working. And this project is no exception. I made a hand-sewn muslin a while back that’s fitted to the upper bodice (I’ve just been looking at it for weeks).

Tip of the day: If you’re having problems with darts or the fitting over the boobs, try hand-sewing the tricky part. It really is much easier to get a nice looking result that way.

Now back to the muslin. The idea is to divide the upper part into almost equal sized stripes. Using a piece of cheap yarn, I made a quick draft of where to cut. I’m pretty happy with the result but I’d better sleep on it just in case. Next step is to cut it into pieces and make a new muslin :)

Good night!


The beginning

What better to celebrate the first post in my blog than presenting the newest addition to the family? Meet Jenny, my new dressform! One might think that she’s a bit shy and doesn’t fancy being naked but that’s not really the case (a bra but no undies, what is this? Duckburg?). No the fact is, she’s a bit upset about the size of her breasts and I don’t what her to go through plastic surgery so I let her borrow one of my bras. (Oh, and the thing at her waist line is one of my current projects. It’ll be a nice steampunk inspired skirt when it’s finished)

I’ve only had Jenny for about 2 weeks and so far I’m quite happy with her. If you disregard the boob issue, she’s really adjustable (~36-42) and that range should be good enough for both me and my friends. Could I change something, I think it would be the amount of padding. At the moment I need to stick in the needles sideways. It would be pretty neat to be able to just shove needles in her like she’s some voodoo-doll. This girl needs more body fat!

Jenny the dressform