People who follow my instagram saw that I was working on a 40s dress from a pattern I bought a couple of years ago. I made the dress on Labor Day weekend, but didn’t really wear it until recently. I chose a very windy day to wear it, so my hat and dress were flying all over the place in the pumpkin patch (Thank God for the inventors of slips, petticoats, and hat pins).
This was the first dress I sewed, which was definitely an adventure. I wish I had a more simple dress to try, as it was pretty challenging at times. I kept looking at my sewing guide book (which wasn’t always too helpful) and watched youtube video tutorials for things like “how to sew button holes” and more. My seem ripper was a great companion. Although you can visibly see some mess-ups, I was happy with the result. I had no one to literally teach or guide me and I thought I’d get frustrated, but I didn’t. I had fun, but truly look more forward to learning how to quilt (as I’ve been planning to do since) than figure out how to piece patterns together correctly and hope that it would fit me (it did).
[Outfit details: Vintage gloves – Vintage Kats | Vintage hat – given to me by original owner | Dress from vintage 40s Pattern – on etsy (seller isn’t there any longer) | Double Daisy pin/clip – Lila-jo (sponsor) | Socks & Shoes – Modcloth]
Leto said he had wanted to be in pictures with me. I asked Micah to join us, but he didn’t want to be in any. He was having fun just sitting in the wheel barrow. Leto’s face. . not sure what that was about, since I was looking at the camera haha.