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!

3 comments:

Grammy Gingerbread said...

She looks sooooo cute in it! You did such a fab job! and it is the perfect size...no hard work and then it doesn't fit! Great work, my sweet daughter who proves that sewing talent does run in families...it 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!) :)