This one is coming in at the last minute but it only hit me last night that I could use this as a “near and far” example.
I have to go to a fancy dress thing in about a months time. However, I do not want to go to the expense of buying a costume that I would probably only use once because it would be so specific I would not be able to adapt it for further use. To top it off they often tend to be poorly made.
Instead, I am looking at many pictures and checking out various “how to” sites to come up with my own pattern. To be honest I think I am learning more by doing it this way than I would if I just paid for a pattern. This way it fits the way I want too. I don’t have to conform to the ready made costumes or the sized patterns.
Anyhow, I have only got the shirt done (I might add to it later). I still have the corset style top and the skirt to make. I have some of the pattern pieces sorted but I still have loads to do. I’m so near and yet so far. I hope I get it done in time for the night!