Wednesday, June 9, 2010
What I almost forgot to show you, and other tales of blood and gore.
Good thing I found this old post, which I meant to share a while back. Because the only exciting thing to happen to me today was watching my 7-year-old exit the pool with blood running down her chin.
Until I realized it was her tooth, that's been hanging on by one skinny, gummy tendon (or whatever) for the past day or so. Bummer though, that tooth was sacrificed to the bottom of the pool, where I'm sure it will be recirculated to the shallow area, only to be eaten by a toddler.
Any-hoo, here is another variation on the pillowcase dress, which is nice if you have older daughters (I think the original is better suited to younger wearers). It is EXACTLY the same dress with lining, only, I sewed two lines of stitching in the middle of the dress to form a casing for 1/4" elastic.
I intended for this to be more empire wasted, but the elastic band ended up hitting G at her waist line. That's what you get when you don't measure anything. However, I still like the end result.
Also. A matching embellishment never hurt anyone. The next time I sew a dress or a skirt, I am going to add button-holes to the waist line...then, I'll have a way to use G's hair clips as a clothing accessory.
When I get my crap together for a sewing night, this might just be something to keep in mind. If you're diggin' it. Because it takes 7 minutes more than the original dress, which is SO do-able in a night.