Monday, June 22, 2009

Dress Update

No pictures yet. After surveying your responses Saturday afternoon, I knew that the floral fabric was meant to be. Truth be told, I had gone looking for that fabric, and stumbled upon the ice blue one, and begun to question my concept. You all reassured me that I was on the right track.

So after finding myself dubbed "creative" on Saturday by Duckie, a title I didn't think I deserved, I decided it was time to get my lazy butt in gear. I found a pattern, made necessary alterations, and off I went. Well, Sunday I finished the dress, put it on, and looked in the mirror. My reaction was, "My butt makes this dress look fat!!!" The ruffle, starting out at 3 times the diameter of the dress, was way too big. So, I ripped it off, and started again, aiming for 1.5 times the dress. It will be better. I hope to have time to finish in the next couple of days, and then I can take pictures.

A funny story from my little guy: Before I took the ruffle off, I showed the two youngest my dress. Ryan shrugged. It's another dress, so what. My little Mark responded, "Nice dress. Where will you wear it?" I explained that it is for the wedding we're attending. He said, "You'll be very pretty in it. Can I wear a suit? I want everyone to know I'm important." So, my important 9 year old will be wearing a suit to an outdoor 4th of July wedding.

8 comments:

Paula said...

Looking forward to seeing your new dress! Your young man will look very handsome in his suit!

Violin Mom said...

No doubt about you. You all are going to look great. Take a family photo that day!

Channon said...

What a guy!! I love a confident, sharp-dressed man.

I'm sure the dress will be lovely. I think the main reason I flirt with learning to sew is that I'd love to have a better understanding of what works for me and how to create it.

TavoLini said...

LOL, good for him. I like the floral fabric--you have to show us a pic of the finished dress!

I'm so impressed with all your skills--really fantastic :)

Melanie said...

I meant to vote earlier and forgot... No matter, my vote was for the fabric that won! I am looking forward to seeing pictures. PS Your son's quote is totally something my dad would say (and he is 55).

Midtagessen said...

I loved the other fabric too...and even though I didn't vote for it for the afternoon wedding, it would and will be fabulous for a more fitting evening event.

Anonymous said...

Hello Marjie,

Love to see your creation. I hope you will takes photos and post it in your Blog.

I have just purchased a Bread Machine and made my first bread. First made a Crusty White Loaf and then later in the week a Wholemeal Loaf.

Have you ever made a bread which is Gluten free, wheat free and dairy free. Husband has allergies.

Sabina x (Australia)

Mickle in NZ said...

Wow - dress made and now being remade already. In our family the seam ripping is referred to as "reverse stitching".

From dear Mum's time working in Theatrical Costuming there is also "theatrical language". These naughty words usually preceded the reverse stitching, lol.

Mark will look great - and important - in a suit, so handsome to accompany his beautiful Mom. Photos of you two, please.