As I'm writing this, I feel compelled to match her hilarity. There's a lot of pressure following such an awesome post! I'm sure her illustrations are better too. I didn't get a picture of me sewing, but I'm pretty sure that was the expression on my face! Especially after I had taken the hook and eye off 2 times before I got it right.
Her rendition of the story was pretty accurate - calendar and everything. Although, I must dispel the myth of magic brushes.
My awesome neighbor and friend Sara worked her magic on my hair.
And I just put makeup ON - that's my secret. Never wear it,
then when you do, everyone will be in such AWE!
|I'm really pleased with how the ruffle turned out! (love my super serious face?)|
So much went into making this dress. I did a muslin first to try out the addition of the ruffle and check the fit. Then everyone got sick and I got behind several days, which was why I didn't finish it until yesterday! I was up until 2 AM the night before working on it too.
- I did put in an invisible zipper for the first time without the special foot (because the one I bought doesn't work on my machine).
- I also put in a separating zipper for the first time (easier than regular zipper, imo) which took several goose chase runs to find a dress weight 18" separating zipper, only to end up with a 16" one. Which is why I had to figure out the placement of the hook and eye several times.
- The dress was fully lined, though I aborted lining the sleeves because I didn't think it would matter + I just didn't have time.
- I figured out that I really enjoy making clothing. I would like it better without the rush at the end. I forget how many dresses that I actually made for myself when I was younger. It's like riding a bike. I will say, I think it's easier making clothing for others because 1) it's easier to fit patterns to OTHER people and 2) you aren't as critical of other people when it's all said and done.
Even though he told me not to, I'm posting this picture of him (Shhhh, don't tell!). I love his new uniform! It's an upgrade since his promotion last month.
a post about it last year.
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