Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Really, Easter????

Yep. I made this dress before Easter and I'm just NOW posting it....sigh. Horrible.

But I do love this dress.



So.... here's the story on the dress and others to come this week.

I was talking with my girlfriend a couple months ago and I was telling her that I really didn't enjoy sewing for other people. Reason?.... because it seems that they always want me to re-create something I've already made or that they saw on etsy or at Gymboree or whatever... and they want it cheaper..... sorry. That's just no fun for me. I like to be inspired by patterns or fabrics or trims and go from there. It's the creativity of design that keeps me loving sewing. So.... I was telling her all of this when I said.... sometimes, I wish people would just give me some money or beautiful fabrics and say make whatever you want with this and I know I'll love it.....
So, she handed me $60 from her wallet and said.... hey, take this and make some stuff for my kids. Whatever you want. And I know we'll love it. (She has 4 girls)


So the journey began for the perfect fabrics.
This Amy Butler was the winner. I just fell in love with it. I still want some more, because I used every bit of it. :(

I chose this pattern for the 2nd oldest child in the top version, but it turned out WAY too small, barely fitting Boo's in the chest and being long enough for a dress on her.




So, this one didn't get shipped to my girlfriend. It stayed with us.
I'm kinda glad. Ella and I both really liked it.



I can't figure out where the problem came in with the fit. I went by the measurements on the pattern sleeve and it should have been huge on Ella- but is tight. I know I did the seams right.... Mom thinks maybe my elastic was the wrong kind. I always just buy the stuff in the package from Wal-Mart.
I don't know.... but I do know that I'm not anxious to make the pattern again, even though I like the way it looks.

I've got four more dresses to show you in these fabrics, so I hope you like them.
Ella asked me if my friend was weird... because "those aren't very Easter-y fabrics!"



Has anyone made something from this pattern before?

2 comments:

Jodie said...

Hey Cole,
Was wondering where in the badoodles you were!!! Glad to see you are posting again...keep it up!! You inspire me--and I know a lot of other moms out there too!!!
Jodie

Lindsey Ramage said...

Such a fun post! And that friend of yours is weird! Miss ya!