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Made by a Fabricista: YouTube Edition | Marty - Let's Make a Romantic Fantasy Gown

As I get more into reading I see dress descriptions that I want to recreate. While this wasn't the exact dress I wanted, it was still a fun adventure. From patterning to sewing to the photoshoot with my mom.

I had this piece of fan art by @fireheartweekly saved for a while, and even had a few friends excited to see me make the dress. To say there was a lot of excitement in my little social circle when I started this project would be an understatement.

I kept trying the dress on at every possible moment to check the fit, but also because I loved the way it made me feel. While the fan art was inspired by Feyre Archeron from Sarah J Mass's series, A Court of Thorns and Roses, I found myself coming up with my own story for who would wear this dress in my fantasy world. She would be some powerful fantasy hero that could look stunning at a ball but also lead her troops into battle in the morning. Delivering lines like, "For Frodo," or "Be Careful but Be Brave," or whatever needed to be said to inspire her army.

With everything going on in my personal life right now, from getting divorced to moving across the country, and starting a new job. It was nice to escape into this fantasy, even for just a little while. And isn't that the goal of sewing in the end? To create things that make us feel, believe, and dream a little? So that, for even just a moment, we can dress up and pretend that life is a little more magical.

That's at least the hope, right?

MARTY  @scrappypatterns

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