Friday, November 06, 2009

sew & tell v.1.0.9 - deadlines!

It's finished!! (well - enough - I still have to hem it! Plus I won't be able to post a good picture of it on until someone else is here to take it....)

I have to say, I'm happier with it than I thought I would be.  I was really nervous it was just going to make me look, well, fat.  But it's cute and comfy and that's what counts when you are pregnant and want to eat every last morsel of food on your plate.  :)

The sleeves weren't as bad as I thought they would be.  It's been at least 15 years since I made myself a dress (and I used to do it more than I realized) so a lot of the steps came back.  This was a little different - but it made for a very nice result.


  
It has this pleat all the way down the back.  I considered omitting it, but I kind of like the detail.  I just hope it doesn't pooch too much around my backside, if you know what I mean!


No, I didn't make the shoes, I just had to show them to you.  I bought them in Belgium about 15 years ago.  I walked by them every day on my way home, and unfortunately wasn't great at converting Belge francs to dollars.  I thought they were cheaper than they actually were.  But I figure if I am still getting use out of them this much later, it was totally worth it!  Plus, I love how the flowers echo the embroidery on the fabric.


 Here's a sneak peek- don't worry, I'm going to buy some black pantyhose today to cover up those scary winter legs!  My daughter can't resist a photo op.  Or a princess dress for that matter.  She was asking if we were going to dance at the ball - I didn't break it to her that we won't see Cinderella there.

One other note:  It's really important to link to your POST, not just your blog.  If people come by to check links later and it just goes to your blog, there's no guarantee they will find your sew & tell post if you have posted since then.  If you have any questions, I'm happy to help!!

Remember to get the link to a specific post follow these steps:
Once you have published your post, view your blog.
Click on the title of your post.
Look up in your browser address bar and find the address for that page.  For me it looks like this:  http://www.amylouwho.com/2009/10/sew-v108-another-one-of-those-weeks.html
So basically it's your blog address and then some.

Can't wait to see what you've gotten done! We had a record attendance last week - 30 people!!

If you are new here to sew & tell, here are the few short rules:
1. Link to a post about a finish you had this week (don't just link to your blog, please!)

2. Link back to this post so more peeps can join in the fun! If it is a post from earlier in the week, just please add a note about sew & tell . Now that we have a button this is super easy - you can just cut and paste the html from over there on the right sidebar! 

3. Enjoy getting motivated and patting each other on the backs in the comments! This is the funnest part about sew & tell - sharing and inspiring! 

Oh, and if you post after Friday - make sure to leave me a comment so I know to come see you!

45 crafty mcCrafters commented:

Rene' said...

Looking forward to seeing the finished product. Will check back later. Good luck!! I'm sure it will be beautiful.

Dotty Jane said...

Your dress will be beautiful! This is the first time I've joined in with Sew&Tell. What fun!

Sew It Up! said...

So cool, a dress! I'm still intimidated with creating some items of clothing for myself. I stick to making them for my kids.

I finished my wave runner quilt yesterday, Yeah!!!

Looking forward to you finished product :o)

Lesly (aka Shadrach Meshach and Abednego) said...

I'm so disappointed that I have nothing to share this week. I feel like I've done nothing but cut fabric nonstop - which is productive but doesn't lead to a Friday finish. Fingers crossed for next week! And I'll be back to see your dress - I'm sure it will be great! And have a great time at the event, Amy!

Anne at Film and Thread said...

I finished my waverunner quilt, also!

Dee said...

sew, Amy, sew! I'm so excited for you on this finish! I'm sure you will be glowing, beautiful and the prettiest woman at the party!

blessings to you and baby!

Kate said...

I'm in! This will be good motivation to actually finish my LONG list of UFO's before Christmas. Thanks for much for hosting Amylouwho!!! Nice to meet you. :)

Diane said...

This is my first week to participate! Thanks so much for this oppertunity to share and to see the work of others!

SueWis said...

I love your dress. And the shoes really make the outfit!

Nothing to share this week; been busy with my mom's knee replacement surgery.

beth said...

wow! your dress is gorgeous! I love it! have fun tonight!!!

Kate said...

Your dress came out AMAZING. It's stunning. Great job!! The shoes are PERFECT. Tell your daughter that Cinderella will be there.....YOU :)

Sara said...

Your dress is really pretty. I can remember sewing dresses for myself. Haven't done that in many years.

I'm new to you Sew and Tell - and I posted my first project today...

Rheannan said...

That is such a cute dress!! Have fun tonight!!

Alisa said...

It looks really, really good! Have fun.

Diane said...

Wow! The dress turned out great!

Lesly (aka Shadrach Meshach and Abednego) said...

Back again to check on the dress - it turned out great! So glad you finished in time so that you don't have to rush the other parts of preparing for the big event. Have fun!

Leslie said...

your dress looks gorgeous...go you...what a great finish. i love the color. you are going to stun at your function.

sewtakeahike said...

it turned out soooooo great Amy! Your choice in material is impeccable and I love the little pleat detail too! And you finished with time to spare. Very cool (and the shoes! the shoes! love them!)

sewtakeahike said...

p.s. guess who went to the grocery this morning at 7 am and already has beef stew in the crock pot! no more condiment sandwiches for dinner! yay!

Sandra Schwab said...

Amy, that dress is simply beautiful! And the shoes are too cute (if you're still wearing them after fifteen years, it was a good investment :) )

Dee said...

Okay...just saw the updated...white legs...princess in training...envious of the shoes...update!

I'm so glad you kept the pleat in the back. That's one of the reasons I liked it so well when you showed us the pattern!

Beautiful, dahlink...beautiful. Don't forget to pinch your cheeks and not drink anything...you'll be going home with the Prince and hope the night is magical and fairy tale-ish for you both!

One Shabby Chick said...

Great job Amy - it looks fabulous on you! I don't know if I would ever have the nerve to try and make a dress!

Anne at Film and Thread said...

Beautiful fabric and the dress looks like it fits really well!

Barb said...

your dress truned out so lovely

Laura said...

AMY!!! That is so dang cute! I might have to steal that pattern from you . . . if you think I would ever be capable of doing it. Maybe once I hone my skills a little more. And I actually thought that was a really neat pic with Alison in it. Artsy. :)

Sew It Up! said...

Wow I'm totally impressed! You'll have to make yourself clothing more often. I love the look on your daughter's face. Precious. Thanks for sharing!

Catherine said...

Your dress has turned out beautiful, gorgeous fabric and the perfect shoes to match! I too used to sew a lot for myself but somehow I don't anymore. Must get back into it.

Amy - Park City Girl said...

It looks great!! So glad those sleeves went in easy peasy :) I posted my finish earlier this week - just couldn't wait!

Heather said...

Beautiful dress! I love that fabric, and the shoes couldn't be more perfect for it. Good for you!!

Love that mirror photo, too. What a little cutie! :o)

V and Co. said...

okay i posted my turkey!
thanks!!!
and btw you look HOT!

Julie said...

Looks good! Can't wait to see you in it with your perfectly matched shoes, & standing next to your Marine!
That's cute that Allison had to get into the photo, she's adorable.

Jennifer said...

Okay, I posted my link, but I'm a bonehead and I hit submit before I finished adding my whole link so it just links to my blog. I am SO lame, I messed up the very first time I tried to participate. :P Sorry!

Whimsical Creations said...

That turned out so pretty!

Aimee said...

The dress turned out just beautiful!! And I love the picture of you and your daughter--even though you have a camera in your hand, something about the way she's holding your hand is so sweet! Have fun at the ball!

Holly said...

Hey at least you had shaved right!

I posted up a fall mini.

Rene' said...

So glad I came back to see the finished product. So gorgeous!!! Have fun at the ball!!!! Your daughter is adorable peeking around in the picture. I have to say that I absolutely love those shoes!!! They are perfect with that dress. How cool that you've had them all this time. You did a fabulous job with your dress. I stand amazed ;-))

P.S. Still having issues with my computer. Hope to see all the Sew and Tells by the weekend.

Nina...... said...

FINALLY got around to posting my Friday Sew and Tell late last night (Pacific time). Can't wait to look at everyone's projects!

SueWis said...

I ended up posting something on Saturday. Glad you left the link open. :)

Bo said...

Amy, You made such a cute dress. It so fits you. Perfectly appropriate with that splash of voila. I love it.

Pokey said...

Your dress is just grand, you'll put Cinderella's dress to shame! I posted on Sunday... oops, the first day of the week; but I also entered 2 times, shucks! I'll try to do better next time. Thank you, Amy Lou!

Sharon said...

Hi Amy, Love, love, love the dress!! and the shoes will go perfectly with it.

I put in a link to my blog - I'm not sure how to add a specific page, sorry. I also want to the Sew & Tell button to my blog page but can't seem to manage it. If you could help that would be great - if you don't have time I understand. Cheers, Sharon (quilting@patchworkonparade.com.au)

Jenny said...

Such a pretty dress, Amy! Worth all the effort I'm sure!

Thanks so much for entertaining me Saturday night :) It was nice to have some uninterrupted time to visit. You're awesome!

Love,
Jenny

p.s. Come visit anytime!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

WOW! That was quite an undertaking. I look forward to seeing the "finished" dress and you, in it!

Page said...

So pretty. It turned out great. Good job!

sean said...

oh my heck girl! that is beautiful!!!!!!

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