I've been feeling a bit of a slump in my blogging. So I decided I would do some easy fun posts to get me back in the groove. It *might* be working.
Should I start with some gratuitous fabric shots?
I bought my ball gown fabric from Fabric.com. I needed to spend a couple dollars more to get free shipping. I ended up with 3 yards of the Henna Garden that I love so much. I might need to get more of the green. I think these would make adorable dresses.
I also finally caved and bought some of Bonnie and Camille's Bliss. I had been eyeing it for a while and wanting to get on the red and aqua bandwagon. It was Mary's mug rugs that convinced me. This was an add-on to another order to optimize my shipping costs.
Because these had finally come in!!
Thanks to Kathy at Pink Chalk Fabrics for emailing when she got them back in stock! I ordered it the same day. And due to my partially brain dead state, I accidentally had the order sent to my old address in Virginia. Luckily the post office came through and got it forwarded to the right place. TEN DAYS LATER. But at least it didn't get lost. Thank you Kathy for shipping it with delivery confirmation!
So I cut out and put together the main bodice of my dress. AND, the scary part, I tried it on. I think taking a smaller seam allowance is going to be the only size alteration I need to make - which is quite a relief! This nursing body of mine is not quite what I'm used to.
And just to keep it real, I cleaned off my sewing table and it still looks like this.
That black fabric in the bag is the fabric for my dress. I hope I won't look like I'm going to a funeral. Especially since it's a BIRTHDAY ball! Happy 235th United States Marine Corps! Semper Fi!