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!


Anonymous 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...


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,