Slowly my sewing want-to has come back. I thought that I would start off with something easy - something that wouldn't take too long - something that didn't require fitting (that means it wasn't going to be for me).
Looking through stash, I stumbled upon three fabrics stacked together. I remember buying them at Quilt 'N' Stitch around this time last year. I absolutely could not recall what pattern I had in mind when I bought them.
After studying them, I decided to pull out a pattern that I've had since Hannah was about 2 (and never used).
This is Collars, Etc. Hannah's Sundress and since I wanted to use all three fabrics, I wanted to make a variation that I saw on the Collars, Etc. website, "Twirly Girl Hanna". I cut all the pieces for a size 2 dress on Thursday while Debra was taking her nap.
I can tell that it's been a while since I sewed. Crazy mistakes! Still, they were fixable.
I didn't cut out enough pieces for skirt tiers, had to go back, change the fabric for each tier and cut the correct amount (with barely enough fabric to do so). I sewed up the dress bodice and attached the first tier. Turned the dress around to look at back and realized that the left side of the back bodice was 1/4" higher than the right side. Oops, fixed that.
Okay, so at this point, it's Saturday afternoon. I've done the bodice, the first tier with placket, and attached the second tier. So much for quick and easy, right? I was all set to attach the third tier when I realized that I just wasn't sure if I liked the green fabric with the other two fabrics. So, I decided to take a break, think about the dress and see if any other ideas came up. Tuesday morning, I walked by the dress laid out on my sewing desk, and I thought, "I like that - it looks good."
I added the third tier yesterday afternoon while Debra went off with me MIL. How's this for an awesomely twirly dress?
Added buttons this morning and then finally tried the dress on Debra. Good Golly!
Just a tad short. It could really use a fourth tier.
But you know what? I like it - a lot. Okay, it took me a week to complete the dress, but well... there is a reason for the name of this blog after all.