I have been doing three things....Trying to work, (I am not doing well I am sorry to say.) trying to knit a whole sock, and working on an Easter dress for Ava.
The knitting thing? I got the sock loom and I have knitted three different single socks but I kept making a mistake so I would unravel it and start over..I am thinking that I finally have it down so now I need to finish this one and shoot for a pair...Such aspirations...
I won three patterns from peekaboopatterns.com and I downloaded one of them called "the Harper" to make for Ava. I promised myself I was going to follow the pattern exactly. Well, I did and then I added embellishments, which I don't think disqualifies me for not doing the " exactly thing"...If I don't use a pattern, I could whip up some kind of outfit or dress in 3 or four hours.
Following a pattern?
We are talking FIVE days my friends....really! I would guess that I have at least 14 hours in this dress...Why? Because I cant follow a pattern so I would start over. Anyway here it is done.
You undo the button placket to put it on and take it off and the precious little bodice is lined.
I used a crinkly violet silk for the main body of the dress...I love this fabric. (translated this really is me thinking "what a nightmare to sew"} I was thinking about making Jace a matching vest out of the lining fabric and a bow tie out of the silk....
So sweet and lovely just like my little princess girl. Only one problem. It won't fit her...Yeah, you heard me....won't fit. I made the 9 month size instead of the 18 months...Can I hear ya say "Dumbass" Yep, that would be me...I hope the second one is easier........xoxoxo melinda
(know any 9 month old girls?)