Sunday, March 21, 2010

My Navy Blue Swing Dress...

My Navy Blue Swing Dress...

Ok, about this navy swing dress, I've made it before (see the same dress in red and white polka dot here, it's the first one in my "handmade" video) I had an event to attend where I wanted to wear the same dress silhouette in blue. This is my latest completed dress to date, having finished it on March 20, 2010.

And this navy dress was not without it's challenges. I know. You're shocked. Because I always just blow through all of my sewing projects with such ease, style and unparalleled grace. Then you remembered who you were dealing with, lol. Listen, I've said this before, but I think it bears repeating on occasion. I'm a DESIGNER. And I can sew a little. Period. The end. I "make it work" like Tim Gunn always says. I love, love, love the end result of sewing, but my patience with actually doing it could be a lot better. And shoot, since I'm bringing clarity to my sewing situation, I hold a fashion design degree from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, so no, I'm not a "seamstress." When I think of a seamstress, I think of someone who can sew more than "a little" so again, no, I'm not altering your pants, making prom dresses or sewing brides maid gowns, so not asking me to do these things goes a very, very long way. On my business card, I list myself as a "designer of cute dresses" because making cute dresses is what makes me happiest. It's what I love to do most. Ready-to-wear. Made to size. That custom design that you dreamed up and want made needs to be shown to a seamstress. Not me. And please trust that I'm saying all of this with the utmost love in my heart.

Now back to what we were even talking about in this post, which is my completed navy blue swing dress.  Isn't it cute? :)


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