Monday, June 7, 2010

I finished altering K's dress yesterday. I ended up taking 3 inches off the bodice length and loosening the elastic in the neckline. The fit is so much better. I also added elastic to the bottom edge of a bikini top for K and mended several dress-up dresses. My mending list is mostly done other than the velvet jumper and some Barbie dresses. There's no big hurry to finish those and I'm ready to move on to something new.


I received 2 packages over the weekend. One was an order from The Fabric Fairy of 3 yards of french terry.  The other was from fabric.com and included 3 different colors of cotton gauze, a star print poplin, and 2 patterns from Oliver + S (Sailboat and 2+2).  I'm planning on making a beach cover up for myself from the gauze.  There's a new free downloadable pattern on fabric.com's website that I'm going to try.  I also did some in-store fabric shopping.  K needs a dress for her 5th grade graduation in 2 weeks and she picked an Ottobre Design dress pattern.


It's #35 from the 03/09 issue.  I loved the dress when we first received the magazine but K hated it so it was much to my surprise that she chose that particular dress.  I guess her tastes have changed over the last year.  She wants it to be blue so I chose a blue linen from Hancock's.  I won't be sewing this one...my mom will.  She also has an outfit for M in the works that involves smocking.  I can't wait to see the finished clothing!
  



6 comments:

  1. I have always had mixed feelings about this dress, so I am looking forward to seeing yours. I'm sure it will look lovely in blue linen. I always thought it a bit too short? The one in the magazine anyway. Maybe just me?!
    I'm glad you're at the end of the mending!

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  2. i love, love, love that pattern. can't wait to see your version

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  3. No mixed feelings here! I love this dress but suspect that the degree of perfection required to do those pleats properly would be beyond me. And like Millie, I'd do it below the knee.

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  4. cant wait to see the end result. :) hey, wanted to ask u whats the shipping like from these online shops n the fabrics - are they good? do u normally get the knits or woven?

    ps. where are u located anyway?? :P

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  5. Hi Misty, I lost track of you when you changed blogs. Congrats on expecting a new little one!
    I'm in the US and try to order from places that offer free shipping or have flat rate prices. I feel like I can get better deals online vs. whats offered locally here. I don't know what the overseas prices are like or if online stores in Australia offer similar deals.
    C

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  6. sorry abt that hun. :P i'm glad u got me back. lol aahhh, no wonder u're using those stores. i thot u were in australia. some places in aus do have free shipping but the prices tends to be a tad bit pricey. have to keep ur eyes peeled for sales n specials. sometimes i wished i lived in the US!! you are SO spoilt for choice! :P

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