Can I tell you how much I love this little girl?
Can I tell you how much I love this dress?
The pattern is Simplicity 2711 and I have had it in my stash
for a while. I keep picking it up, and then moving on
to patterns with a twirlier skirt.
But this time, I finally made it!
I love it!
I love the little straight sleeve with the ruffle.
I love the pintucks and the ruffles on the yoke.
The fabric is Michael Miller's Gnomeville and I am crazy about it!
And look at this little button!
I got it several years ago in a lot of vintage buttons from Ebay and
have been saving it for exactly the perfect project!
I cut a size 5 in width and a size 6 in length.
It fits her with lots of room for growth.
She does not get to wear it again until after it comes home from the Fair.
I am busy making school clothes for her and will be entering many of those
items in the fair. Last year I won 19 ribbons and the Sweepstakes award
for the most entries! Heehee!
This year, I am hoping to get 22 items entered,
but we will see how many get finished.
And on the quilting front...
Thank you all for your amazing tips everyone!!
Because I truly don't know what I am doing,
so I told her the wrong thing,
I had Ahnalin put her binding on before
I had her do the actual quilting.
So, it was too late for perfection!
But according to Amber, I should
have her "safety pin like crazy!"
So, off we went to the dollar store to buy a huge pack of safety pins.
We need more already.
Then, based on advice from Roseiq,
using my disappearing marker,
I drew stitch lines for her to sew on.
She is doing great!
She asked my why she had to hand stitch this when her
sewing machine goes so much faster,
and I told her that we don't have a walking foot so I was
afraid it would get all puckery.
And she need to build her confidence in
her hand stitching anyway.
Thank you all for your great tips, links and videos!!!!
You have helped me and encouraged us so much!
India is a bit behind in her quilt because she was
really sick all week.
Her doctor said it was just another virus.
Well, these viruses just wipe my girl out!
We appreciate your prayers so much.
As to the raincoat I am working on.....
Why on earth did I let my 5 year old pick out a fabric with such a HUGE
It is taking me forever to cut it out just right.
I am tempted to just cut it willy-nilly,
But I spent way more than usual on that fabric and want it to be......
Thank you all again for your incredible help and encouragment.