Probably most of you have seen that the second challenge is to make something "representing our personality" starting with this pattern:
Luckily they said we could alter and change it because believe me, it's going to take a LOT of altering to look decent on my 5'10" "mature" figure!! I don't think I have worn anything with a fitted waistline in 50 years since my high school prom (and I remember my mother fussing over the waistline placement on that when she sewed it!) So I'm not sure even where my waistline IS, though I am sure it must be MUCH lower down on the dress than on this pattern------plus my waistline measurement is 8 inches more than the largest size of the pattern!!!!
So I can see this is going to be a real challenge. I keep telling myself that since I was an engineer in "real life" I should just look at it as another engineering problem. Actually, now that I have begun, it's really rather fun to study and experiment with what it takes to get a good-looking and feeling fit.
SO---my goals for this challenge are to make something that fits my personality and lifestyle, that I will wear and be proud to have in my closet, and to work on getting the best possible fit and use good sewing and finishing techniques. This old dog still has a LOT to learn in that final department and something I had already decided to attempt with all my future sewing.
Plus, believe it or not, I have had a yearning lately to get a little away from my prior funky, flowy style and learn to make something more fitted and tailored looking and SHAMS tells me that is the current trend anyway!
So, as always, stay tuned and SEW ON.