speaking of books… i Bought my first sewing book! yes, you heard that right! i've been checking out sewing and serging books from my library like crazy, but i don't actually own any. until now. yay! there is a newish book store that accepts trade-ins and has a pretty good selection (called Mr.K's if anyone reading this lives nearby, in front of the tanger outlets). i looked through all the sewing books and exclaimed in the aisle to myself "ohhh claire shaeffer!" "sewing secrets!" "i want to know!" "only $8!" "it's mine!" yes, even the terrible cover design (sorry) and dated photos didn't deter me.
but check out the insides! there are some pretty nice diagrams. i am all about diagrams because that's how i learn. this book has some good ones. (and i'm picky)
so i'm excited about trying out some of these "secrets." if you happen across a copy of this book, i'd say pick it up! esp. if it's only $8 ;)
here' are some photo updates on how my dress is progressing:
well it looks like it fits from this photo, but the back is gaping open. it's much better on me. thank goodness.