The one for the little girls is pictured in the in-set. I changed things a tad bit; as per usual... mostly I just changed up the colors of the embroidery because the fleece was much lighter and then I did not blanket stitch around all the edges. To me it was a bit toooo, much! Here is a picture of it.
And here is the outfit I bought (that I could have; should
have made, but at the time I thought I was in a hurry and didn't
know I wouldn't make it to the shower)... my thoughts on that....
Don't you just love those cute little shoes!!!
Alright, and one more accomplishment or Finish. Well, let's
say near Finish.... I still need to put a hem in this dress... then
it's on it's way to Oregon! Yeahhhhh. I hope my little grand
likes her gramma made dress! So I showed in my last
post, the pattern I used for this dress. I added a bit of a Peter Pan
collar, and some patch pockets. The pockets because this grand loves
pockets. What girl doesn't? The collar because it needed a bit more
Oh, one more thing I used gross grain ribbon for the ties because #1, I wanted
less bulk for the ties and I used gross grain because they will hold a tie better
than a satin ribbon. If you use satin, you just about may as well tie that bow
in a knot! Cause it's going to come undone!
I have one more Finish... but I haven't gotten a picture of it yet. I finished my
niece's (another one) quilt. I added a border and put a back onto it and did some
machine quilting for her. I delivered it last night and forgot to take pictures of it
before I put it in to her mom's hands. We had a girl's night out last night at my SIL's
new home with my daughters, a bunch of the girl cousins several aunts and a few
other female family members. It was fun, got home and too bed around 1:a.m. but
we talked our heads off.... and munched and vegged out royal. So, I may have
to put off posting a picture of the quilt until I receive one from the recipient.
So, I feel good that I have accomplished so much in the last couple of months. Oh,
and also did a bit of a re-do for a friend/neighbor/church member. I think I mentioned
that I was to re-do the elastic in the sleeves in her daughters blessing dress. I got that
done also and returned it. Now; onto the school dance dress! Should prove interesting,
she wants it more modest then the pattern picture shows... I will be taking the skirt;
from Simplicity 3878 http://www.sewingpatterns.com/sub_item.php?item_num=3878SIM
part of the bodice from view D of that same pattern (she likes the waistband part), but she
likes the height of the bodice of Simplicity 1910 http://www.sewingpatterns.com/sub_item.php?item_num=1910SIM but not the corset look in the back... (plus she wants it higher in back) so I'm
using an old Simplicity pattern 8888 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bridal-Gown-Simplicity-Pattern-8888-Size-10-12-14-/251419064243?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a89be77b3
for the back (check out view D). Oh, and one more thing, we are putting a tad bit of a little
sleeve on it. Not much just a little rushing type thing. Did you get all that? LoL...
Should be fun.
I will keep you posted!
Make sure you keep your machine oiled!
Oops.... and did I tell you, I'm also teaching a gal from Church to sew! She is almost done with
it. Just needs to do the hem. I should be able
to stay outta trouble for a little bit don't you think?