|My Joan dress! (attempting to pose like Joan without consulting the inspiration picture first... blerg!)|
|Joan: my inspiration|
This project held a lot of firsts for me. To start, it was my first official sewing blog challenge...thing! I was so excited to participate. I've loved seeing everyone's projects progress and am SO EXCITED to see Julia's post rounding up all the entries!
|full length shot - thanks, photographer Dad ;)|
Another first for me was constructing this type of collar, having only ever done a peter pan collar before. I feel okay about the way this turned out. I basically just followed the instructions and didn't alter any of the collar pieces, which I might try doing next time for a slightly different look. Mine didn't turn out exactly like Joan's but that's ok...it's called inspiration! I also decided to omit the gold colored brooch/fastener from my plan, even though Joan had one on her dress. I didn't think my dress needed it.
|New Look 6968 with cap sleeves|
Anyway, next time I sew anything with set-in sleeves, I'm doing it this way.
I struggled with the lapped zipper a little bit, too. But, at this point, I'm not sweating it!
|from the back|