Tuesday, March 18, 2008

As Promised, the Finished Dress!

Whew! It is finished! Hooray! Well, except for snipping off little threads here, there and yonder, but that can happen later :)

I *thought* for a few minutes earlier that I'd have to delay posting as the sewing machine threw a tiny screw during sewing and I stopped to search and search for it - when I say tiny, I mean tiny!

Anyway, after turning the machine upside down, it fell out and I was able to fix it and proceed w/the hemming! Whew!

Miss E tried it on and I think it looks pretty good considering my extreme lack of knowledge in this area and self-taughtedness (I'm sure that's not a word, but hey!).

So, here 'tis! Whaddya think? Be honest!


The fabric is a lightweight cotton blend - gingham check (Pink/white) - doesn't photograph fabulously in low light and it's an extremely low light sort of day around here - it's been raining heavily ALL DAY!





and of COURSE, a twirling shot! (just for you sis. C!)




So now I'm trying to decide if I want to do the same pattern again in another fabric or if I want to give this one a go:


Have to think about it.....stay tuned...tomorrow the answers to the contest! If you haven't entered yet, there's still a little time! Until tomorrow.....or we float away, whichever comes first!

4 comments:

MercybugW said...

Hey, that really turned out cute.  Looks better than the picture on the pattern.  The twirly skirt does it for me.  I will definitely have to use it at some point.  Now, does Miss A get a matching one?  We have to have two alike of everything around here.

CAB said...

Thanks!

I'm definitely considering another for Miss A :) I'll probably try Miss E's on her and maybe I won't have to make many adjustments - probably just the length, if that! It's nice that they're so close!

Lok said...

Okay. Not only did you do a GREAT job, but it looks absolutely precious on her!!! WELL DONE!

One of these days. I'm going to learn to sew one of these days. :-)

Lori said...

It looks GREAT! I am thoroughly impressed. I wish I had paid more attention in Home Ec in 8th grade...it would be so handy to be able to sew now -- more than repairing holes, restoring buttons, and sewing patches on DD8's AHG vest, anyway...

God bless,
Lori.