Hemmed it last night by hand, put it on, and had a friend who’s staying over snap a picture of me. The first picture was with the night-darkened window as a backdrop, so the dress didn’t show quite as well. Had to move to the wall. Those prison guards know their business!
I’m very excited about wearing it out and about next week.
Also, last night, I made 2 little pouches for runes. My friend is studying them and needed pouches for 2 sets of them. They came out quite professional (even though they’re still missing a ribbon) and I’ll be posting a tutorial for them soon. They’re incredibly basic, and quite possibly the best place to start if you’re only now learning how to use a sewing machine.
For now, open the “Jersey Dress tutorial” image to see the tutorial for making a sleeveless or strapless version of the dress in the picture. It’s very basic, and you’d have to try quite hard to mess it up. The only thing you really need is stretchy jersey fabric (£7/m and you only need 120cm), tailor’s chalk, and a tape measure. Scissors and a sewing maching are kind of a must, too!