At long last!
This has got to be the oldest
U.F.O. I have ever completed!
India picked out this fabric all the
way back in 2000!
I made a mistake in my last post and
said I had bought it in 1999.
She was in second grade and just beginning to learn
how to tell time on a clock.
I cut out this dress and
got it about half finished
and then we packed up to move to
New Hope, Pennsylvania.
Somehow, I never unpacked
this to finish sewing this dress!
Ahnalin found this unfinished
dress in a box in our garage here in
in Santa Rosa!!!
That means that this box had travelled
through several moves before
For some reason,
I made the bodice with
facings instead of lining it.
especially since there was more
fabric packed with the pieces.
So, I cut out a lining
and added interfacing.
And then the bodice looked a little
so I pleated some gingham ribbon
and added a scrap
of rick rack.
I still adore rick rack!
How did I miss that thread?
I didn't have any buttons
in my stash that I loved
with this fabric.
And there was no way I was going
to the fabric store to finish a
U.F.O that was 11 years old!
So, I dug through my button jar
and started layering buttons.
I liked this combo.
I had already sewn the hem band
and pockets onto the skirt,
but I added more rick rack,
because, well, it's me!
Although I prefer button closures,
I had already put in the zipper,
so, out of a desire to just
I left the zipper in.
Ahnalin loves it!
She wanted to do "Pretty poses"
for this dress,
so this is one of those.
the "Classic Ahnalin Pose"!
I am so glad I finally finished this little dress,
before Ahnalin grew out of it too!
In other news,
I am doing well on the "Anti-Inflammatory Diet"
and am seeing results in my hand.
After a visit to the doctor,
and blood work,
we found out that there is some kind of
auto-immune condition going on,
but we don't know what it is.
So, I am headed to a specialist to figure that out.
I will be starting the girls Halloween
costumes this week.
Does this give you an idea of who
both of my daughters want to be for Halloween?