Actually It is a dream, but it didn’t come true- at least not in real life.
I entered another Burdastyle Sewing Challenge. The Burdastyle Sewing Vintage Modern Contest. The idea of this challenge was to use the NEW burdastyle Sewing Vintage Modern book as the starting point for your actual garment entry. I chose the Jamie Dress, which is a 60’s basic shift dress.
I liked the clean lines, and felt that I could really jazz that “Jamie” up. This seemed to be the most popular choice for all the contestants, so that may have been my first mistake? I don’t know-
I traced the pattern to some brown craft paper and then added the 5/8″ seam allowance and from there I sketched many sketches.
I chose existing fabric from my stash. I was pretty happy about that. Both these fabrics were purchased from Joann Fabrics weeks prior.
It probably didn’t help any that I may have added too many details (my second mistake?). The neckline has a placard detail, I added small flap pockets on the hips, surface cording and button details were also added.
Admittedly there is a lot happening with this dress and to this dress.
I was happy with how it turned out. I haven’t decided if I will actually wear it.
The best part my garment entry was my photo shoot. One of the requirements for the contestants, was that they were to not only sew up a great garment, but they also were supposed to make the photographs interesting. So this is where I believed I shined!!!
Feast your eyes! Yes! That is me hanging out in Doris’ 1960’s kitchen. She is also holding the Burdastyle Sewing Vintage Modern Book. My brilliant son Kenny photoshopped this for me- Isn’t it awesome! It almost seems real!
There were some pretty soured people who entered the challenge. I was surely disappointed with the admissions process, there were some glitches. I do need to remind myself, that even though it would have been great to have won, the process of creating this dress, and the photograph that I now possess MAKE ME VERY HAPPY!!!
By now I am sure you have discerned that I didn’t make the cut from 80 contestants to the 20 that the burdastyle public then were able to choose from. No worries!
It is a shame, that folks can’t just keep negative comments to themselves and congratulate the very deserving winners! Here they are!