This past summer my childhood friend got married over the Canada Day long weekend. After a failed search for a dress that was cotton and nice enough for a wedding I thought “hey, I’ve got a sewing machine I’ll just make a dress!”. So off I went with my hubby to find some fabric, which I did. The dress on the other hand..yeah that never happened.
I went without a pattern in mind which was my first mistake. My second mistake was thinking I could make a full dress using a Buda Style pattern which has little to no instructions.
My follow-up idea was a skirt, but oh no I couldn’t make it using the material I already had..so yup, back to the store I went. I found some nice fabric and got to work making a skirt. Easy right? Nope.
I thought I could just wing it, which I did for the most part but in the end I followed Crafty Cupboard’s pleated skirt tutorial which is the only thing that really saved this brilliant idea of mine.
It turned out pretty well I think though.