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Minnie Mouse/Comic Relief Dress

19 Mar

If anyone guessed that I was making another Simplicity 1803 then you were spot on, because that’s exactly what I did!

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I’m calling this my Minnie Mouse dress because I did originally wear it with a little black bow belt and honestly I couldn’t stop thinking about Minnie Mouse all day. Which is fine by me really, she’s a pretty awesome mouse to think about if I’m going to be thinking of any mouse. I’m also calling it my Comic Relief dress because I finished it the day before CM and wore it as my ‘something red’ (correction:all red) for work. Minnie Mouse is a bit cooler though isn’t she.

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I did a few things differently this time round.

First off, the sizing was way off. My other Simplicity 1803  was a little loose but nothing glaringly bad and honestly it’s just fine- especially for those days where you don’t want to look like you feel like crap but you do want to feel comfortable because you really feel like crap! It’s a bit of a pick-me-up 🙂 I’m thinking this must be down to the weight of the fabric. The last one was a fairly heavy upholstery-type fabric whereas this one is a light cotton. Remember how I said in the other post that the pattern wanted me to cut a size 20? Well Simplicity really are trying to make people feel like shit. I cut the 18 for the last one and used it again for this one and seriously guy, it was like a sack. Actually, it was worse than a sack, it was like MC Hammer’s trousers.

Of course I didn’t realise MC Hammer had been advising Simplicity’s sizing staff until it was done and I put it on to wear it…. So out came the seam ripper. *Sigh* I took that thing in a LOT. So what was supposed to be a 20 is actually probably a 14 in a normal weight fabric, which is my RTW size and it makes me feel a whole lot better. It shouldn’t, because you know 2 hours work down the drain, but all the fabric being cut off was pleasing in a sick sort of way.

You may also remember in my other 1803 that I got rid of the scooped back. Uh-oh…

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I completely forgot! Although if I’m honest it’s not too bad. It’s not that I don’t like the look of them, it’s that usually they bother the fuck out of me and I try to pull it up all day but surprisingly this isn’t too bad so there may be more scoop backs to come!

Also, I took the liberty of adding some cute little buttons on the front. Look at those buttons

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LOOK AT THEM!

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13 Mar

I’m still alive!!!

I did state these posts would be a bit sporadic. Business has been booming over the last couple of weeks which is great because you know who doesn’t need the money, but it does mean it’s been eating up a lot of my fun sewing time. Add a tablespoon of wedding planning, a dash of birthday celebrations (not mine, boohoo), mix it all together and what have you got? No time to sew!!!

Despite my complaints of not enough time I have managed to pull together a couple of things. One is done except the sleeves (even the hem!) because every time I went out I forgot to buy yellow tape to finish them with. I finally got it today but then I got some more fabric and finishing something isn’t nearly half as exciting as starting something…

So here’s a sneak preview, also titled why you should clip your curves:

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Unclipped

GAAAAHHH! It looks even worse in real life, if that’s possible. (Believe me, it most certainly is!)

So 10 points if anyone can guess what I’m making (and don’t say something from red polka dot…)

chinelo bally

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