This beauty isn’t for me; it’s for a friend – my very first friend who I met when I was about 4 years old – who kindly asked me to make it for her.
Sewing for others is incredibly stressful for me. When sewing for myself, I know what sort of “imperfections”, i.e., visible hand stitches, under stitching that is not perfectly straight, etc…, can be expected and can decide if I am okay with how something turned out or go back and try to fix it. When sewing for others, I do not allow myself any wiggle room, and often find myself dreading that I agreed to make something for somebody else. That said, I know very well, that when somebody makes something for me, I never think it is anything but a generous gift made with kindness. I suppose the best thing I can do is to keep sewing for others and hope I get over it, eventually.
Pattern: Named Kielo wrap dress, size 10
Modifications: Self-drafted combination facing, shortened length, narrowed “wings” for better fit at the waist, lengthened ties for wrapping
Fabric: Nicole Miller “In the sun – multi” twill, 97% poly 3% spandex