So it's been a while since I have made Eliza some new clothes! She is in desperate need of church dresses and last week I worked on this one for her. People tell me all the time that I am far to open in my mistakes, but I think hearing from other people that they know they aren't perfect is healthy. Well, sit right back and you'll hear a tale..
It started with the neckline. I know that they make elastic guider tools, but I take the Alton Brown approach to that and think they are way too uni-tasker. I prefer to use plain old safety pins. Well, my trusty pin that works every time (I've probably done this neckline 200 times without a hitch) was missing. I settled for a cheaper safety pin..oh nightmare. It kept coming un-clasped and poking through the fabric, I would feed it back and feel around in the mess of needle, elastic and fabric and put the whole thing back together, only to move forward an inch and have it all come undone again. If I'm not painting a good picture here, don't worry, you're not missing out on much. ;) Basically-bunching the neckline took me 2 hours.
Ok, moving on. I love using vintage table runners and such for aprons on little girls dresses. For this particular dress, I layered it with some vintage cotton that I got a little carried away in ironing and burned. Start over on that. Ok, finally a layered apron with no burn spots, check.
I attatched the whole thing and somehow sewed the apron on crooked! I mean, really crooked. So fix, fix, fix. In my happy fixing, I poke a big hole in the skirt. Ugh. Patch, patch, patch. Ok, I've fixed the hole. Only to discover that I actually patched the hole to the other side of the skirt. Start over on that.
Then it was time to sew the sash to the dress. The sash went on all bunched and crooked! Now, this is really easy to do, but I haven't done it in a long time. Pick, Pick, Pick. Ahhhh..It was worth it.
She loves her dress. :) And now you all know (in case you had any doubts) that I am not perfect. Oh, and I still haven't shown Ethan's birthday cake, that settle any debates! Oh how I planned that thing out..
I know I have a couple tags on my plate and was planning on doing them today, but I think I've yakked enough for now, I'll work on them this week girls!