Finally Finished!

I started this dress project in August as part of a dress making course at The Stitch Lab in downtown Austin and didn’t finished it until well after my course had ended.  I felt totally defeated because I felt there was no way I could finish the collar and do the button holes and buttons without some serious hand holding.  The dress sat in my sewing room for a couple of weeks until I felt I could face it.  I decided that instead of button holes and buttons, I would put some pearl snaps on it since I felt I could accomplish that with some you tube help and I think it turned out quite well.  Not perfect, mind you, but acceptable enough that I have worn it out on a few occasions.

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I haven’t decided if I’m going to continue the journey in learning how to sew.  It’s very hard for me.  You see, I’m not good at following written directions or have the patience for it. It is also very time consuming.  It’s really just easier to buy something, but that defeats the original purpose in me wanting to learn to sew…to not cater to unethical fast fashion.  I must admit that it is very gratifying when a project works out, but oh….the agony of defeat!!!!!.  It’s also kind of cool wearing an item that no one else has, so there is that.  Maybe my reasons for not wanting to continue are absolutely the reasons I should stubbornly soldier on and keep trying.  Time will tell…

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