In general, I feel that I am a fairly fearless sewist/knitter/crafter. I’ll take on whatever project I’m interested in and slog through until it’s acceptable, or it’s in a ball in the corner, and I typically (eventually) come to peace with whichever comes to pass. However, everyone has their kryptonite, and mine is sewing for others.
It’s a fear that whatever I make won’t turn out as planned, and I’ll disappoint. I have accepted, as a sewist, that not every project I start on will turn out favorably, but I don’t like the idea of putting that possibility on another person. On the flip side, I feel that I’ve had a string of pretty successful projects lately. IMHO. ;)
And so, it was with part love, part trepidation, and part good ol’ fear conquering spunk, that I agreed to sew a rehearsal dinner dress for one of my oldest friends, C. C is getting married to her Manfriend in the beautiful hills of northwest North Carolina next month, and soon she will have a pretty, custom made dress to help begin her nuptial festivities!
After poring over several pattern websites, she picked out Butterick 5030:
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