Woot! Somebody got a new blouse and skirt this weekend! This bakery french maid uniform project is for a dear crafty friend and it has been in my head since this little one arrived home. So...over the holidays, i found time to turn my fabric into a blouse and skirt using simple patterns i created last December 2011. And let me be honest, i had so much trouble. The patterns were not the problem. Nope. The problem was me. It was my first time designing and making tinny wearables.
There was a learning curve and some uncertainty at times. This book and this tutorial were both very helpful when it came time to do the sleeves and collar. There is definitely a bit of wonkiness here and there, but i actually really love those parts. The best part though is seeing the whole look slowly come together.
The next thing to work on will be the apron. I'm thinking ruffles and gathers. :) We will see....
Today is the seventh day of Chinese New Year and it's also Renri (人日, literally Human Day). According to Chinese customs, renri was the day human beings were created.
Once again, Happy Dragon Year. I'm so lucky to be here.
Love to you.