i’m calling it the halloween dress

i’ve been learning flat pattern drafting, specifically using illustrator. it’s been kind of crazy hard (the drafting, not so much the illustrator part), and in typical fashion i have bitten off more than i can chew. but look how cute my model is! IMG_0742_edit_blog

this is my first attempt at drafting using illustrator. this dress is a size 4 (the bee is between a 2 and a 3), which accounts for some of it’s huge-ness, but not all.

the good news is that the bee loves it! she says it’s “so cozy”, which i will count as an endorsement of the direction i’m headed! so cozy in fact that she is wearing it pre-hemming of the sleeves and dress. the bodice is a thrifted tee, and the bottom is that baby rib stuff, which i hadn’t found very useful until i tried it in a dress. it is cozy! the collar is a scrap of quilting cotton, which could definitely lay flatter.

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i’ll get there eventually, and i’ll share more of my progress as i get more comfortable!

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