Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The Plan


This is the fabric and pattern that I'm going to use to make Grace's 2nd birthday dress. I love the fabric; she looks so cute in blue, and it was $1/yard, and you can't beat that. As for the pattern, it fit my basic requirements of: a) being a little girl's dress; b) having sleeves (I don't want the little girls in nursery calling her a 'skank' :) ); and c) being relatively easy. It says right on the package "It's So Easy" and I believed them.

The directions, however, are not looking quite so easy. There are 23 LONG steps, first off, and they involve linings and darts and lots of stay-stitching, and I think I can handle all of that. But, if something is going to be labeled, "Easy", I mean, I think it should be a little easier. I was expecting it to be more like last year's dress, which really WAS easy. BUT, I think it's good that it will (hopefully) help me to become better at sewing and try some new things.

I know I shouldn't be beginning this project before finishing the quilt and Adam's pillows and the pile of photos on my desk to scrapbook. I'm not really a 'flighty' person when it comes to doing things; I usually stick out a project until it's finished before beginning another. But, not when it's comes to crafts/hobbies. I like to jump around when I get frustrated/bored. Strange.

4 comments:

Danyel said...

I think Grace will look adorable in that dress. You will do a great job on it. And I think everyone jumps around when it comes to crafts. I still havet put the pictures onto the pages I made for christmas. Good luck.

Kristi said...

Allison, you're the only "skank" in our family. :o)

Amanda said...

I totally know what you mean about "easy" patterns. The first dress I ever made for Hailey was "easy" and it was lined, had a collar and an invisible hem. It is the blue Alice in Wonderland dress that Grace has now. In a moment of frustration I think I even said something like, "The pattern says this is supposed to be easy!" to which my dad responded, "For someone who knows what they are doing, it probably is easy." Yeah, thanks.

I'm sure you'll do a great job and Grace will look adorable. You are right about her looking good in blue.

Grammy Gingerbread said...

You know, Grace was just the cutest one in our nursery when she was here...I bet those girls there are just jealous!!