Sunday, March 4, 2012

A Colonial Dress-my WIP

I've been away from my blog for a bit...actually longer than I thought. Never fear, I wasn't sitting here twiddling my thumbs. We've been busy with school and our usual activities. Mary got her driving permit; Grace got braces; the puppies are now a month old.

In the midst of all this, Emma has been begging me to make a dress for her. She picked out this pattern at a sale a while back. She really wanted me to make this dress for the Father/Daughter Retreat this month. I found enough (well almost enough-I rigged it a little) fabric in my stash. Only one thing (besides time) was holding me back...the zipper. Yes, I'm a grown woman who's sewn for many years, yet I'm afraid of installing zippers. That is until I found this tutorial. She made installing an invisible zipper actually easy.

The dress is almost complete now. I just have to sew in the eye and hook and clip all the loose threads. I even made a little hoop skirt to go underneath to make it a bit fuller. Hopefully I will be able to post a pick of the completed project soon.

4 comments:

Rosa said...

Your dress will be very nice with those beautiful fabrics!

Mommy en France said...

How sweet. I love the fabric. And how nice you are making a costume for your daughter - I have wonderful memories of all the costumes and special outfits my mom made for me.

SnuggleBunnie said...

Wow you sew that is awesome. My dream is so sew pretty dresses and things for my girls. So far I just sew culottes. Hey that is a start I guess. I love the colonial dresses. We are doing a thing called blast from the past for our spring program at church. Our sunday school theme name is the Pioneers. I love it. Wish I can sew one for myself but it starts this Sunday lol.

Jazzmin said...

What a beautiful dress pattern and it turned out so lovely (I saw your other post of your daughter wearing it)! I hope to sew something like this someday, I am a beginner for now.

I truly enjoy your blog... I am Southern too! And I love the Lord so I enjoy reading about your affirmations in Him and the things I've read browsing your blog :)

Have a blessed day!