Thursday, November 8, 2012
Woohoo, I made a dress
Yep, sewed to completion. It is frankly, a complete miracle. I have been pfaffing around for months whilst having distinct problems committing to sewing anything. You know when you are so overwhelmed with tasks that must be done, that you just move piles of washing from one spot to another around the house and feel guilty even reading a magazine? There was tax to be sorted, house plans to be altered, boxes of baby clothes to be sold, a spare room to be cleaned out before visitors, work papers to read, walls to paint, and that is on top of the daily groundhog moments of washing and folding and cooking and I could go on but you all know what I mean. I could not even sit still long enough to focus on one task.
And then my 14 year old neighbour came and raided my fabric stash to up cycle her cut off denim shorts. And I had some kind of internal teenage rebellion and decided that if she could spend an entire day of the weekend attaching a tablecloth to her buttocks then I was indeed entitled to "waste" time making a dress. For my daughter, who in all likelihood may refuse to wear it.
In order to maximise the odds of this dress being worn, it was time to ramp up the pink factor. These two vintage sheets were both in perfect condition, with vivid colour and were very, very pink. I ordered what looked like a simple pattern from this lovely etsy store ( it was the playdate peasant dress) and would you believe it took a total of three hours including cutting out. And, I have never even attempted anything with elastic before. Hence the woohoo. Now while I should be doing all manner of important things, I am plotting my next version. At least my sanity sewing circle is back on tomorrow so I don't have to wait long.
And, she has worn it, with gusto, lots of times already. I do suspect she is hankering for some pockets, may have to add some the next time I need to stage a rebellion against my household responsibilities.