In case you are wondering where I have been, and why I haven’t been showing you all sorts of fabulous sewing projects, it is because I have been working on this dress:
My niece, Stefanie, is getting married in June. She asked me to make a dress for her flower girl, and I, apparently in stupor that day, said I would. If you read my blog much, you may have noticed that I don’t make clothing much. There is a reason why. I don’t like to. but, since Stefanie is so sweet, and my sister’s only child, I figured I could make her flower girl dress and never have to ever make one again. If you sew at all, you may also notice that she picked the MOST. DIFFICULT. VERSION. At least for me, it is.And it doesn’t help that I am 300 miles away from Stefanie–if I have questions or need to discuss something, it is through Facebook or phone tag.
The fabric for the dress is slick as the proverbial “Owl um, Snot” and is lined with an equally slippery fabric. I picked it up from Stef and my sister in November and it has been sitting there on the sewing table, preventing me from doing anything else, since then. I finally put my big girl panties on on Saturday and cut it.
Today I sat down to sew. I got the bodice done, but not before I had to pick out the stitching twice on one side to get the shoulder strap positioned right. Tomorrow I start the skirt, and try to install a zipper without it looking like dog doo.
Stay tuned–if this thing doesn’t drive me to drink, I should have it completed by the end of the week.