Laura H. Thursday, May 16, 2013

I've not been having a very good week. Things have gone wrong, been stressful, and generally unsatisfying. In the throes of a week like that, sometimes it is the things you think are going to fail miserably that end up being the nicest successes.


First there was this dress. I started it after finding the pink in the remnants at Joann's. I still think the neck is a bit big, and the dress itself may be too big. I cut it as a 4 instead of my usual 3 in this style. And it is also knit. But, even if it is too big, little girls grow. I like how this one turned out but all along the way I kept saying, "Oh no. Oh NO! This isn't going to do at all!" And who knows, maybe it isn't all that great, but it is cute and Elizabeth likes it. Those are the things that matter, right? It is a little heavy (it is interlock knit) so it may be better saved for fall.

Most Thursday's, I find myself at my mom's house around 9:30am having dropped Elizabeth off at her second playschool of the week. They need her at this one - she is the only child that talks in her class. They are all 2, but she's the talker. Well, while I am at my mom's, I usually take something to cut out. I took this last Thursday and got it all cut out, then when we got home, I put it together. SO FAST! And I am stupidly pleased with my 'matched plaids' that are only matched one direction. But hey! They match one direction and I'd never even tried before! Yay me!


Then there is this. I have no idea where the pattern came from, but you better believe that I'm going to make a blue-million more of them. I wasn't sure about it because of the tucks in the front, but now I am converted. Tucks are in, pleats can go rot. But this fabric has been laying around since I first started sewing. It didn't really go with anything and there wasn't much of it. There was barely enough for this dress, and that is with piecing the back! I'm probably going to do a facing instead of bias tape at the neck though. I'm NOT crazy about bias at the neckline anyway. And the buttons are three from the pile-o-buttons that I got from my grandmother's sewing room. And no. The Boy Scout did not pick them this time! He cried off at having too many options.

Really? He just wanted to play Final Fantasy 7 and be left alone.

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  1. That's it. I'm coming over to steal that purple dress! Perfect and the buttons are like butter! Great job. Hole your week cheers up a bit.

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    1. This pattern is one that I was making a 'dummy' of! I *may* end up selling a few of them. They are just too perfect!

      My plans for the weekend are looking good. We wanted to go to the Tennessee Renaissance Festival, but tight funds may prevent that. However, I have plans for being lazy, cuddling Elizabeth, and eating cake. Can't go very wrong with that!

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  2. Looks like the cuddling happened (at least on Instagram) so it was weekend success! I love these dresses. I'm dying to see the purple one on her. Has it been on Instagram? I thought I'd seen it, but now I'm second guessing myself. :)

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    1. Watch IG today for the purple! It is purple day at playschool and it is too cool and windy for her other purple dresses.

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