Week 4: Finished!

This challenge has been finished since the 10th, but a trip to the coast interfered with my posting schedule.  I got a couple of quick shots of the dress on Amanda during lunch at work: So, instead of a heart-disease survivor who will wear the dress on the red carpet we have a single lady who will wear the dress while bieng her dark fairy self.  At karaoke, if you need it to be fancy. Problems: 1. I suck at sleeves and need to take in the armhole some.  It’s…

Week 4: Pattern/Fitting

The actual form of this dress is very simple.  There’s an over-dress layered over the same shape under, black-brown over red. I waited ages for the other apartments to be done with the dryer so I could do the final rinse and dry of the length of fabric I’d dyed red.  Giving up, I cut out and sewed what will be the over-dress, still undyed.  I was filled with total terror about the fitting, OMiG foreign measurements!  During our break at work I got Amanda in it and marked what…

Week 4: Setup/Sketch

After the pain in my ass that was week three, I am looking forward to this challenge.  It’s a “real woman” one, the tear-jerking twist being that they’ve all been impacted by heart disease, the sponsor tie-in being that they’ve got to work Campbell Soup’s logo and whatnot in.  As the winning look barely used the Campbell-branded fabric (which I do not have access to), I’m not going to overly concern myself with the last bit.  The first part I totally have down. A co-worker of mine, Amanda (who is…