Have I ever told you guys that my least favorite part of blogging is ...
writing a heading for my post? I can never decide whether to keep it serious so I can recognize it later (and so you can easily see what the post is about) or if I should lean towards funny or try and think of a good pun or a hint to entice the reader... Eh, whatever. I think I probably find that middle point, you know the awkward one.
Moving past that, I was chatting with a lovely group of ladies about sewing yesterday because I was in a predicament.
I have kind of run out of things to sew my kids right now. How horrific.
I mean, I have projects that could get done, don't get me wrong. Curtains could be made for the master bedroom, probably could use a few new throw pillows for the front room, etc etc. Those things have to wait because we just finished vacation ($$$) and I'm not willing to go run out and buy more fabric to do them.
Or to try and actually make a choice on WHAT fabric I want for them.
You know, basic procrastination with a pinch of justification.
So I finally came to the conclusion (with their help), that I should try another me project.
I bought the worlds softest material almost a month ago along with this pattern:
I saw it on another blog using a gorgeous feather fabric. I actually saw the exact fabric on clearance at Joann's but opted not to copycat. Instead I chose the softest grey. In retrospect I wish I would have added a liner bc it's going to require nude undergarments.
I chose to do View C of the pattern but I lengthened the it +7 in. to create a dress rather than a top. (Mb leggings will help the sheerness?)
For the contrast yoke I used a white lace with a bow pattern. Originally I bought it for a dress for lily, and I think I should have enough to do that ... if not a dress will be created in a small size for a newborn gift or something along those lines.
So, the dress isn't finished. I worked on it yesterday/last night leisurely in between creating a muslin for a flower girl dress. I thought I'd toss it up as an "in progress" post because I rarely ever take the time to do that.
What do you think? Aren't the bows cute?
I've had a few issues with my serger "eating" it. I mean, this stuff is smooth like butter and the machine doesn't seem to want to pull it through. Rather, I have to pull it through FOR the machine and make sure I'm doing it evenly & without hesitation.
It has been a bit of a stress.
I realize that I don't seem to buy "easy" fabrics.
Instead, I am drawn to expensive, difficult to work with, but amazing fabric. It's a blessing and a curse.
I end up learning quite a bit, but boy does it create some stress along the way.
I wonder which is better, choosing easy fabrics to have a better chance of sewing correctly or challenging ones that you love?
I'm mulling over some fit changes. I like the back. &I already added a bit more curve to the body ... it looked similar to a potato sack with the original seams. A nightgown potato sack is a better description. The curves helped with it, but I still think it needs more definition in the front. Like a little rushing between the breasts?
There really isn't much left to do.
I will probably finish the binding first, consider the length a bit more and whether I should leave the bottom unfinished& finally play with the rushing in the front before calling it good.
THEN I hope to be posting a wearable piece for you all to see soon.
Wish me luck!