- I am a Homemaker and Freight Broker (with my husband) who has a love of needle crafts, sewing, crochet, cross-stitch. I learned to sew in 2007, really love using vintage patterns (1940's, 50's, 60's) & and seeing how I can modernize them with fabric choices and trims). I need 25 hours in a day to get to everything I want to do!
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Houston we have a problem...
OK, I have been working on special orders, those are almost done, and the dresses for the girls. After putting most of the older girl's dress together, it is TOO. MUCH. GREEN. I love green, but whoa! So, all morning long, ideas percolated in the brain. I still needed to cut out the baby's dress (yeah, I know Christmas eve is 4 days away!). So, plan B has commenced. I have cut up a stretch velvet black dress I used to wear, it still looked new. That is my bodice for the two. I am putting the baby's together now. I think I will like this better and no lining for the bodice being stretch velvet. I will cut bias facings or shaped facings and be done with it. Now her sleeves are little cap sleeves that are lined, that's ok. Makes getting the sleeves in easy, using a knit. I need to make sure the waist area is interfaced with strips though, because the taffeta is kinda heavy. More later!