Friday, January 23, 2009

True Dress Confessions.

I wore a dress to church Sunday, that was a little snug...no,it was really tight.I thought I could wear it one last time and then let it go.
I was wrong.It was one I really liked and standing in the mirror it looked good but when I got into the car,I discovered that sitting in this dress was an entirely different story.I was running late and it was too late to change,so off to church I went. I was so uncomfortable,that I couldn't pay attention to the sermon.I didn't worship,unless I can count, praying that this dress would give me an inch. All I could think of was, getting out of this dress.
Once I returned home ,ripped of the dress and was again able to breath freely,I decided that I needed to make a new dress.
I been browsing through the fashion magazines and find that they are filled with sheath dresses. I usually run from this kind of dress because I think it will be unkind to my plus-size body.Can I make a sheath dress that fits and flatters? To challenge myself and answer this question,I pulled out my "Fit For Real People by Pat Palmer " book. This book is awesome and has helped me before with my fitting issues.
I've selected McCall's 5818-view B,in the black and creme print fabric shown here.

I have cut my muslin and dedicate this weekend to making this dress. I'll be posting my progress. Wish me luck and share with me any tips,that you may have.

11 comments:

Omega said...

I can't wait to see your progress, I too would love to wear more dresses. I like the sheath dresses I've been seeing a lot of but I'm not sure they're right for my figure.

Omega said...

I meant to tell you also I love your fabric choice.

Joyce said...

I will be watching your progress. I'd like a good fitting sheath dress for my plus sized body.

Liana said...

I love your fabric! This should be a good combination.

I've nominated you for a Kreativ Blogger Award. :)

Faye Lewis said...

Looking forward to hearing about all you learn in fashioning the sheath. You know I want one but am worried about the fit also. Happy sewing!

Angelia said...

I have been there!!!
I look forward to seeing your new dress!

Julia said...

I, too, shy away from making, in my case, anything, for myself because of the fear of making things fit. I remember the days of high school when everything fit. Oh for those days again!!! I love your fabric.
I love your blog. julia

Opal said...

I can identify with the feeling of being really uncomfortable in you clothing....lol....I love your fabric chose, can't wait to see your finished project.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Plus size woman speaking here - "Yes You Can!" Okay, I couldn't help it! :) but really you can. You have to be willing to work with the pattern a bit, make a few trial dresses and wear them to see what works and doesn't and you will end up with a pattern that works for you! It will take time, persistance and patience but you can do it! Cause believe me a plus size woman can wear a sheath dress...I do all the time!!!!

Lesalicious said...

Good luck, I yet to wear a whole dress I am used to wearing skirts and not dress, due that I am also plus size and I don't want to have a dress that makes me look bigger but, I guess it goes by the make of it also. I know you will do your dress fab good luck.:) :) YOU TOTALLY CAN,:)Go due it for us plus size girls, I just may have to given in myself and do one also.

Cennetta said...

Ohhh! This is a great combination. I picked up this pattern too.