Above dress from Dear Golden Vintage. A great source of design inspiration!
So I finally picked a silhouette for my prom dress. The picture up top is a vintage 30's
dress that I found on the Dear Golden Vintage website. I decided this was a pattern
that I was going to have to make myself. I am not the hugest fan of pattern making,
although I learned how to do it in school. I think it is more of a mental block.
I started out by draping it on, as seen above. Then I transferred the pattern to
pattern paper, then I cut out the fabric to sew together my first muslin.
I have a few tweaks, but I was pretty happy with my muslin.
The other thing that I will have to adjust is the size, I am not as tiny as my dress form.
My main message coming away from this process is, pattern making doesn't have to
be such a huge mysterious intimidating process. It actually pretty fun, I plan on making many more
patterns in future! P.S. You can check out the rest of my prom dress inspiration
over on Pinterest here.