This weekend's adventure led me to Santa Barbara, a place I don't visit too often. You would think that since it takes under an hour and a half to drive there that I would be more familiar with it, but I'm not. I feel kind of "meh" about Santa Barbara.
It doesn't look too bad in the first photo, but I still have fitting issues with my dress. The upper part of the bodice isn't as loose as my wearable muslin, but the lower part is still so wrinkly. It got to the point where I had to just work with what I had and tell myself that this is a project I will have to come back to in the future. There is no point in being angry and pissy over a dress, sewing should be fun!
There are a few things I like about the dress. One, is the color. It's a perfect green, or at least I think it is! Two, I learned so much from this dress. I learned how to make a narrow shoulder adjustment, how to make darts that flatter the bust, and how to move darts. These are all valuable techniques that I will probably need in the future and thanks to this dress I know them inside and out :)
While we were shopping, my husband and I went into American Apparel to buy a few things and the girl ringing us up made my day. I was secretly feeling insecure about wearing the dress, but when she saw me she asked me to back up from the register because she wanted to look at my dress. She said she really liked it! :)!!! It made me feel sooo much better. I tend to be pretty hard on myself when it comes to sewing and her compliment reminded me of that.