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|Style||Cute, Traditional, Whimsical, Casual, Retro / Vintage, Classic, Funky, Eco-Friendly|
What was your source for this sewing project?
Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo meghan peasant dress
What materials did you use? Quilt cotton for the bodice, bedsheet material for the arms and the dress that had been purchased but never used for it's purpose.
What are you most proud of? Making it myself, though I was in such a rush to make it I now must go back and fix some problems with it. I got too cocky and did two Meghan dresses at the same time, two different bodice fabrics, two different bed sheet colours (the other is a light blue, very lovely) so now one is done well, the other must be fixed again. But I feel proud for conquering what I thought was a hard pattern in a short time too, with little procrastination. I plan to make another one or two with my remaining fabric stash, just lengthen the arms and the skirt in anticipation of Fall/Winter. I feel so proud that I finished the last stitch Monday night, then Tuesday Morning i wore it to work! Now *that* feels awesome! Again, I don't look like the model for this pattern, but when i look at the dress and realize 'I MADE this!' and that someone cared enough to make something nice and pretty for me (even if it was me, myself and I) I feel pretty and it puts a smile on my face all day long, even through the crab apples I may meet during the day.
What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't get too cocky! Unless you are an experienced sewer, stick to doing one dress at a time like you did before, and always make (and try on!) your mock dress. Nothing kills the mood more than to realize the top would fit you . . . the you of 20 years ago, not the you of today. Print out some of the beginning pages of the booklet for reference or have a paper record or booklet of some kind to write down your progress on the dress. Record every change you make so you can duplicate it easily and the second dress will go faster than the first. And even though we have all heard it before, reading it through, even once, does help to prevent the surprise of not enough fabric/elastic/thread/time/money that can happen when you have to stop the project in the middle because you are not prepared. And Have Fun!