This is just going to be brief, as I wanted to put up a quick blog post to refer to in the Flickr groups where I'm posting. I'll go more into detail for tomorrow's Ta-Da! Tuesday.
I wasn't chosen as a finalist for either Sew-vivor or The Sew Off but that doesn't mean I can't join in the fun! I love that there are Flickr groups set up so I can see what other people are doing with the challenges. Also, I don't have an Instagram account and I can't see what's being posted there. Anyway.
The first project is for Sew-vivor. It's my Easter dress that I call The Perfect Storm because all my fitting problems were glaringly obvious as I tried the dress on for fittings. I've never had a pattern be quite this troublesome. The Sew-vivor challenge was buttons. After changing my mind about what to sew (the first project would have involved almost three gross of shell buttons!) I decided that studs count as non-functional buttons and I put them on my Easter dress. The studs didn't arrive until after the fact so I had to put them on after wearing it to church.
|Close up of the studs. They were kind of perfect.|
|Umm...I'll explain this tomorrow.|
|I had a short photographer.|
The next project was for The Sew Off. This week's project was Kids Clothing. You're allowed to start with a pattern and then add your own creativity, so that's just what I did. I used up some fabric from my stash to make up this little number. The only departures from the pattern are the insert I added to the neckline after I tried the dress on Blue Eyes, as well as extra fabric cut into the back because the original pattern was very open. I tend to avoid plunging necklines for my four year old.
|The back is less open than it once was.|
There was one pattern change to the dress that isn't immediately recognizable in the pictures above.
|Blue Eyes likes to show the ruffles to people and say, "Look under my dress!" She doesn't get why I want her to choose different words.|
BAM!!! Drawstrings pull up to reveal an underskirt of fluffy goodness. When I get around to it I'm going to add little butterflies to the bottom of the ribbons to disguise them a bit more.
Overall I'm pleased with both dresses, but I'll get to that tomorrow.