I have been overwhelmed by annoying life-stuff. Water heater leaking not once but twice in a week, no hot water, insect bites, baby with bacterial pneumonia, dirty laundry, stinky hair, broken internet, broken fan, weeds. When I think about all the practical stuff I need to accomplish, I panic and all I can think about is what I would like to sew. It is occasionally how I cope. My friend Alli said today it is cheaper than shopping and more Mormon than drinking. I took her comments as encouragement.
After putting the littles to bed tonight, I decided to just cut out this little dress. I’ve had the fabric stashed for years. It is the Koleshi Doll Dress from Ottobre 3/2012 (I’m going to say this is my favorite issue!) in size 86cm. After I cut out I thought I would just place the pleats while my laundry was finishing because you know, pleats can be tedious sometimes and can occasionally delay a project. Then I thought the same thing about the sleeves, you know all those casings can be tedious too. Then I read the instructions and realized how clever the construction was and couldn’t stop. I love a project that is clean and clever. I originally wasn’t going to make this because it seemed like a lot of work for a raglan dress but the cuteness of the pleats slowly overtook my reasoning. I’m so glad I did because it was a surprise to sew. It is one of those projects you can sit at one machine the whole time. No need for a serger at all. Pretty interior.
And that is how it came to be 1:00 am.
PS I’ll try to get a picture of this on Tulip-Lu and post a few Hollywood Cerise dresses I’ve made in the last week from this same issue.