No tutorial for this one… sorry. It was kind of an experiment.
So…I have tried a few things with tissue paper patterns. They have either ended up disastrous or really boxy/homemade looking. I have not had much luck. Now I KNOW they have to work because so many people use them and have great results.
I…however…seem to be tissue paper pattern challenged. I have had much much better success with tutorials and now… trying to copy real clothes I own.
I took a wrap dress that I already have, that I love the shape of, but am not crazy about the print.
It was totally trial and error but I am mostly pleased with the end result. The belt ties are are little too homemade looking but that is okay for now.
I sewed my first darts. Yay. That was pretty exciting for me.
The wrap dress is perfect for a fairly new sewer. There are no zippers – I will conquer those one day…one day!, no snaps, no buttons, and not a ton of detail.
Working with jersey I am sure saved me as well. It is very forgiving and wears well.
Hmmm….I wonder what else in my closet I could try copying?