before & after
It is so cute. It turned out how I was imagining and she looks adorable in it. If you notice, there are no close ups, though. I decided that the gnarled knots of thread that appear in a couple places are too personal for the internet. Those are mine, people, and I just don't feel right sharing them. (HAHAHA...did you catch the irony here?)
After all was said and done, I think that making this same style dress, with a front pocket and even buttons on the side (just decorative), would have been much easier from plain fabric. I had to sew over some fat seams and pretty close to the existing buttons, clipping one of them. (I used one bad a** needle...it didn't even break!)
The shoulder straps are a little too long and the elastic around the top is a little too losse (you know...loose) (I thought I was going to have to finish this without another spelling joke) but since I am planning on her wearing this for the next few years, it should be okay. I left it on her when we met Kate a while later and just pinned the straps for a better fit. The little
rat sweetie got spaghetti sauce all over it at dinner so I'm hoping good ole OxiClean comes through for me.
I didn't hurry yesterday but I did want it finished. Part of the fun of doing these little projects for me is FINISHING them. I don't want something else on my to-do list, you know? I am enjoying this little crafty burst of mine, it's been a while.