Monday, June 30, 2008

Done, Done, Done!

Yup, I'm all done with Grace's 2nd birthday dress. Exactly 2 months before she turns 2. And does she ever look cute in it! The sleeves were horrible. Easing twice and basting 4 times and stitching 3 times and then removing all of the easing and basting. Then repeating the process on the other sleeve. Then I had to put on the ribbons, which kept wrinkling. And don't even get me started on the zipper. I have problems with zippers. After trying to sew it and messing up, and ripping the stitches out 3 times, I finally gave up and accepted that it probably wasn't going to be perfect. But because I'm still learning, I can accept that. :) All in all, I really like how it turned out. I definitely learned a few things, too. So, I'm going to carefully fold it and wrap it. And then buy her a new pair of shoes to go with it, of course!

While I had the sewing machine out, I went ahead and finished Adam's Transformers pillows. I refuse to let him have the 'character' bedding, but I can handle two pillows. He had a lot of fun helping me stuff them, and he loves snuggling with them.

So, two projects down, yay! I love getting things done. Unfortunately, other things have not been done while I've been having fun sewing (i.e. the laundry), so now I've gotta play catch up on that!

Have a great one!


Grammy Gingerbread said...

She looks sooooo cute in it! You did such a fab job! and it is the perfect hard work and then it doesn't fit! Great work, my sweet daughter who proves that sewing talent does run in just skips a generation!!

Amanda said...

So cute.

Mindy said...

wow! great job! I'm not very crafty. I took a sewing class in 5th grade at someone in our wards house and made a shirt and shorts..except she did all the hard stuff so I still don't know how to sew. I just remember that Christmas after taking that class, I got a sewing machine from Santa and I still have yet to use it. (Sorry Santa!) :)