Wednesday, November 10, 2010

fake it til you make it + pretty fabric +wip

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.
one of my all-time favorites

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.
Bonnie and Camille's Bliss

Because these had finally come in!!
I heart my Kona color card

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.
WIP - top to my ball gown
It doesn't look spectacular on the hanger, but today I'm going to add the ruffle and maybe even the sleeves! and then we'll see. I might also make it just a tad bit longer. I like to make my short-waisted self appear longer.

And just to keep it real, I cleaned off my sewing table and it still looks like this.
keeping it real.

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!

15 crafty mcCrafters commented:

sewinggeek said...

I totally agree with your logic of buying a bit more to save on shipping.
My wonderful DH the accountant can't complain because he does the same when he is buying from Chapters or Amazon!!!
Beautifil fabrics.
And everyone needs a little black dress!

Sara said...

Great fabrics! It looks like you ordered quite a bit, isn't free shipping for $35 orders? Heehee. :-)

randi---i have to say said...

i always try to save on shipping too! it's always fun to add more to the cart. :)

love the fabric pictured here today. bliss is just so charming!

Goodnight moon said...

I can't wait to see your ball dress all done! The top looks awesome already!

Love all the fabric!

Leslie said...

that is a whole lot of lovely fabric...it will be so fun to see your finished dress. it is going to be lovely in black

Mary said...

Hooray for Bliss! Can't wait to see what you do with yours.

I'm so impressed that you're making a ball gown! I don't have the patience (yet!) to tackle clothing . . . maybe someday :-)

Abbey said...

It's gonna look FAB-OOH! Can't wait to see it! Happy Birthday Marines!

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh. A ball gown! You are a true seamstress. The thought terrifies me... eek!

LOVE the new fabrics! I totally get the shipping thing.

When I am a lazy blogger, I am just a lazy blogger. It's all good. No worries.

amy smart said...

Prettiness all around! I'm so impressed with your bodice. Sewing clothes is where I am totally lacking.

pinksuedeshoe said...

Your dress is going to look fabulous, I am so excited to see it! I really like the gathers in the front, very chic :o)

Kristen said...

I am feeling the same way! Getting back from a little vacation isn't helping!

Bliss is so amazing looking isn't it? That ballgown is going to look beautiful!

Rene' said...

Amy, I remember your ball gown from last year! It was terrific as I am sure this one will be! Love your rationalization of ordering more fabric to save on shipping...I do the same. Gotta go see if Kathy has any more of those Kona cards. Been wanting one for ages!

Darci said...

I hate those slumps! How could Henna not cheer you up! I am needing to get it in the grey it will just have to wait for a long time I have bought WAY to much fabric lately and my $ is none existent now. :)

***** said...

I adore you, and that bliss fabric. The gown is going to be amazing on you because you're amazing.

di said...

How do I ever love that fabric! The teal/red is beautiful....what a fun package that had to be to get in the mail! And, I'm so impressed on your dress! I haven't ever made muslin, but I'm thinking that I will start. As soon as I have my little one, I want to start sewing some clothes for myself and I know that making a muslin is the best way to make sure things fit right. I can't wait to see your dress progress and I think that black will be just stunning!

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