Sunday, September 30, 2012
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The last two days I’ve only wanted to sew frilly little things. I think partially to avoid hemming the two dress pants and suit of my husband’s (that have been sitting around my sewing room for almost a year). Tulip-Lu is home while the big kids go to first grade. Yesterday she wanted to wear Bird’s Belle dress. When I told her it was too big for her she responded, “Mama, plweeease make me a tiny Belle dwess.” I told her I would and she promptly took my hand and escorted me to my sewing room. “Make it here.” I told her I could do that except we didn’t have any tiny Belle yellow fabric. “Its okay. We’s go to da store.”
So we did. When we came home she watched a 20 minute show, Kipper, and ran into my sewing room to ask if the tiny Belle dwess was completed. It was a little tricky getting if finished because each time I put it on her to try on she refused to take it off. I finished it last night while she slept and already washed it once. She loves it. The material is easy polyester from Joanns. I drafted the pattern because I couldn’t find anything that was on sale and her size. I didn’t want to pay $8 for a pattern when the dress cost a total of $20 (including the zipper). It features a full circle skirt with a petticoat which makes for very impressing little girl twirling.
I also bought some glittery material for tutus while I was at JoAnns. Both my girls love to dance and love to dress up in little dance lovelies. I made Lu and Bird matching tutus in this silver with white netting underneath. I’d be tempted to make about 400 of these if I knew where to store them. Total for two tutus, $9.00. Like how I only post the totals for some projects. Let me assure you that sewing is not a cheap hobby. I don’t save money.
Saturday, September 8, 2012
My sister Emily is on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Santiago, Chile. Its important to missionaries to be modest. The other day (okay, last month—I’ve been procrastinating) I got a letter saying essentially, “I’d like some slips with lace on the bottom to make a few of my skirts a bit longer. Oh yeah, I love you too.” No measurements or anything silly like that. I made her an ivory, black, and white one. We’ll see how well they actually work out because it seems like measurements kind of might matter. That’s a flashback dress of mine (2009 maybe) to illustrate how I think these are supposed to work. The white slip I bought and just added lace. Then I got to thinking that it was too expensive of a project this way ($15.00 for the slip) and thought I’d pick up the tricot to make my own. Tricot isn’t easy to place anymore but I finally tracked some down.