so i decided to get right to it. my resolution was to make something fully lined because i hadn't done that yet. by april i had it completed! for some reason i made it difficult for myself. i should have picked a pattern that included instructions for a lining, the sewaholic Cambie would've been a good choice, but instead i used a pattern that did not have pattern pieces or instructions for a lining. i just used the main pattern pieces to make my lining and i also drafted a facing. i picked a slinky fabric, which also made it more difficult. i should've just used a cotton for my first fully lined project. but after a little bit of back and forth (maybe a lot) and some google searching for tips about the right way to go about things, i did fairly well. my main hurdle was inserting the invisible zip so that it was sandwiched between the main fabric and the lining. i just had to actually do it in order to wrap my brain around the process.
i posted about the dress here and then more details here. it turned out pretty well! however, i only wore the dress out once. i'm not a huge fan of the color and the smallish print on me. it's just so-so. not exciting. i just don't love it, so something else always wins out when i'm picking what to wear.
|the dress on me|
|front view, insides|
|back view, insides|
later in the year, i did a second fully lined dress, but with no zipper, so it went together much quicker. this time it was the sewaholic saltspring. details here. this pattern included a lining piece for the bodice and then i just added a lining to the skirt mainly due to the lightness of this fabric. it worked well, and i'm sure i'll make another when spring rolls around.
|second fully lined dress|
so, yay me! 2013 sewlution complete!! did you complete yours? and now what goal should i make for 2014?