Yesterday, mother and I were doing some sewing, modifying a pair of huge curtains and making two pairs out of them so that they could fit our windows and trimming the bottom so that now it touches the floor instead of gathering in a huge heap. Anyway, I had my sewing machine out and I found it a lot of fun. I had forgotten how satisfying it is. At some point, mum found a brown sheet she wanted to use to make a carpet thing out of (don't ask me what cos I just don't know) and as I saw it, I also saw a dress in it, so I stole it, with her permission, and rushed into trying to make my very first dress.
These are my sketches with the relevant measurements and everything. I also used one of my nice dresses as a guide which helped at the top, and more specifically, at the arm holes. because the fabric had been a sheet, it didn't need pre-washing, which is what I did to the rest of my fabric. We don't want it to shrink or go funny in the wash now.
Below you can see that I managed to gather the top and the skirt and sewed them together. The white thread that you see is what I used to create the gathers on top of which I sewed the seam into place. I also lowered the neckline and readjusted the straps, which took several attempts and a lot of trying on the garment, making adjustments, then trying it on again and so on. I also used a dress for getting the right curve in the arm holes. After that, I went over my loose seams and did them properly, adjusting them slightly and trying even more to get them straight.