Tuesday Mash-up: Bridal, Kidswear, and Patternmaking

Life conspired against me a little bit this week (yeesh, it's only Tuesday). My glasses broke and I don't have a back-up pair because the same thing happened last year. I still don't have a replacement pair, so I'm typing a little blind. Just a little. I see poorly enough to have a wicked headache at the end of the day If I don't have my glasses, but well enough that I don't need glasses to drive. So please forgive me if today's photos are a bit blurry. 

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My next project is a joint venture with my daughter (who insists I tell you all she will be 6 in July). A couple weeks ago while I was discussing wedding dress-making details with my client, my daughter Vi sat down and drew herself a dress. She then proudly proclaimed that she would wear it with high heels and it would be beautiful. Now, I would never let my six-year old wear high heels, but I will happily let her attempt to design her own dress. I took her measurements last night and will be building her sloper (hopefully before she grows out of it) and then working on making her design happen. Stay tuned for for more posts on that process.

 Vi's Sketch

Vi's Sketch

I've been working on two different patternmaking projects in my class at Portland Fashion Institute this spring. One is the wedding dress, and the other is for me. I haven't revealed exactly what it is yet, let's see if you can guess. Leave a comment on the blog/facebook/instagram with what you think it will be.

 Pattern work

Pattern work

Lastly for today, I will leave you with a video I worked on last week. There is a small mistake in my work at the end. I accidentally added a seam allowance at the center front of the bodice when it should be cut on the fold. Oh well, my trusty scissors fixed that for me. Oh, and sorry about the portrait formatting, my camera shifted right before I hit record, and I didn't want to remake the whole video. Lessons for next time, right? See the Deep-V Wedding Dress Part One here.