I had another post lined up for today and wouldn't you know it? I messed the entire thing up. Long story but you can bet I let out a wail when my hour of work went down the drain. I'll have to try it again for next week but to hold you over I'll share this instead.
I was kind of proud of this one because I had an old dress pattern from several years ago (New Look 6748 if you're interested) that I'd been holding onto and then I happened to have yards of fabric left over from Grace's Halloween costume last year.
So I put the two together and came up with this. Kind of like the peanut butter/chocolate marriage thing and I think it works--at least I felt kind of fun wearing something that felt a little more exotic than my standard dark winter wear.
However, the whole thing was not without its irritations as well because the pattern called for a knit fabric. I was worried that my normal size would be too small for a woven pattern so I cut it larger and when I was done it looked like a tent on me.
Great. So I spent the next day taking the whole thing apart and cutting it down to size (the good news and the bad news, right?) Well after I'd spent a second day of sewing putting it back together I realized I'd messed up yet again and cut it too much--it was now too small. I could hardly breathe.
So I took it off, took a deep breath (trying not to say the words that came to mind) then I took it all apart yet again and spent a third day of sewing to put it back together, complete with hidden inserts for expansion. It was quite an ordeal.
So how did I know it was a success? When my daughter wanted to borrow it for the dance. Nice try Grace.
As for last weekend's VTech toys giveaway, I ended up having to redraw a winner which was Karen of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Congratulations to her and to Stephanie at Metropolitan Mama who won this weekend's TOMS Shoes Giveaway.
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