I have (FINALLY) started sewing again, and the project I had started, to make a pretty medieval princess gown based on the Landshuter Hochzeit Princess costume, is now going very well. I was getting depressed, looking at my gorgeous gold brocade fabric and not doing anything with it. I'm sewing this gown for the Casa Loma Renaissance Faire... I know that late 15th Century is not quite Renaissance yet, but I was too scared to start on a Tudor gown yet. And I WANT to go to Casa Loma (Michael's been ranting waaaay to much about that faire!)
Btw: this is the Landshuter Hochzeit princess gown:
(I'm hoping to find some fake ermine for the bottom trim, the dress won't be identical, however, I'm kind of doing my own thing... this was just inspiration.)
Considering I'm still a beginner, sewing is going super well. However, there is one really ANNOYING problem. I don't have a dress form. Most people wouldn't see why that is a problem, but I ask you: have you ever tried to pin yourself into a floor length gown with a train? And, if you have, have you managed to do so WITHOUT stabbing yourself half to death? My sides and legs look like they had chicken pox!! Now, you might think it's dumb for someone to basically sew themselves into a dress, but, as it is very form-fitting, I don't have a choice if I want it to fit me well.
Conclusion? I NEED A BLOODY DRESS FORM!!!
Thank you! (sorry, I wasn't yelling at anyone... just venting some frustration through caps lock - it always makes me feel better... :D )
P.S. - My legs are finally feeling better and NOT sore!! Yay!!