A few weeks back I was asked to make a dress for a curvy girl who would be participating in a fashion show. I was excited until I realized I only had about 10 days total. Because of the short time frame, I opted to shop for fabric at Joanns. I figured I could physically see and feel the fabric and would have to take a chance on fabric purchases online that may not look the same in person.
So the first couple nights of work (I still had to work my full time job) I drafted a sheath dress pattern based off her measurements (51, 47, 50.5). Made a train using a circle skirt pattern. And made a muslin. The muslin fitting went great then it was time to cut into the fabric. Assembly was easy and I finished fairly quickly.
Only problem, I HATED the finished dress. It was cute in a summer picnic kind of way and not a fashion show worthy way.
So the Wednesday before the fashion show, I ordered fabric online from amazon. Thank God for amazon prime because it save my whole life!
The fabric arrived Friday and u sewed my ass off to make sure her dress was finished for the fashion show on Sunday.
My only regret was not finishing sooner so she’d have more time to practice walking in the gown.
This was definitely a make it work occasion. My girl looked great in the gown and fashion was for an honorable cause. It was a great experience and I proved to myself that I can rise to the occasion when challenges arise.