A while back I mused on about how I always wondered what happened to the bygone clothing I've made through the years. The irony of this is, today while I was looking through my computer, I ACTUALLY found photographic evidence to show my growth as a seamstress, and I think it's really important that I share it with all of you.
Little known fact, I didn't REALLY start sewing independently until about 2007/08 and didn't actually produce things until about '09.
With that said, I give you a brief timeline of significant creations from Dear Dahlia.
Also, some of you may have seen the abridged version of this on Tumblr.
This was when I got my first sewing machine and I decided "HEY HOW HARD CAN THIS POSSIBLY BE RIGHT." Looking back, it's not as bad as it could have been...
All of this was fine and good, it was the summer between 11th and 12th grade, and as I always do, I got bored and made this.
This may seem VERY insignificant but this entire garment was a serious turning point for me. It was light when Madame Gres began to play with Jersey, I learned (incorrectly mind you) how to garther a skirt. And let's not ignore that those are 3 parts sleeves with layered peplums and a leg-o-mutten puff. Good stuff. After this, things got a bit...better.
Both of these dresses (not to toot my own horn or anything, were REALLY REALLY more advanced that I guess I realized at the time. It's really weird to me that I did these and in 2009!? really?!
I also did that. I was and will always be an AP english student.
2010 was significant for two reasons, it was a. my first anime boston, and b. the year I graduated high school. So in sporting style what did I do in early february? I made a waist coat and lined it. That's right, lined it. Of course, when I say LINED it, it was the most unsophistacated form of lining as I sewed it together in the waist seam, BUT ALL IN ALL IT WAS A GOOD THING. This lead to some other significant things...
2010 WAS ALSO AMAZING, because I made my first Miwako dress!
Oh yeah, and I went to prom. If you see blue anywhere in the picture, it's because I made that. That's right, my purse, dress, his tie and vest. WHAT WAS I DOING WITH MY LIFE I USED TO BE SO TALENTED!
OF course there were like 3 cosplays, and like 15 dresses leading up to this magical moment in time, but of course, they are sadly lost to the world and will never been seen from again.
of course I graduated, GOT pictures in the news...and began to work on, DUN DUN DUN!
of course there were many MANY dresses, none of which i feel like showing anyone mainly because they riddle this site.
This year LITERALLY changed everything.
that's like, my entire site, do you realize that? 2011 was crazy. Just crazy.
Oh yes! in 2011, I welcomed Bambi into my life.
2012 was quite possibly the most significant time in my entire life.
Need I say more? Some other pretty cool stuff happened too! Like all of this: (please note that there's apparently a TON missing)
in comparison I have gone from this
This concludes my entire life story, thanks for sticking around and reading it!
Not gonna lie, I'm diggin that back ground light, makes it look more ethereal.
ANY WHO, this is the Goddess Madoka progress that I was able to do tonight. I got the top white dress pretty much finished, it's boned, lined and it's REALLY just missing a zipper.
As for the bottom skirts, I'm gonna have to get some black fabric in the morning to make the black cosmos stand out a bit more, but all in all the skirt just needs to be gathered into it's waistband and then well you know the rest.
The only thing that ISNT somewhat sewn, is the bolero, but it's sitting on the table waiting it's turn.
All in all I'm a little surprised that I got this far in like 5 hours. I'm concerned I may be a robot.
Good night folks! This designer is past her bed time.