Tuesday, August 16, 2011

What I should be working on....

...finishing up a wedding dress alteration for Maggie.

Her dress is similar in style to the above picture.  Mostly it just needed to be taken in, which I've already done.  Now I just need to put it all back together again and add the bust shaping: i.e. some nice bra cups, since you can't wear one at all with this dress, not even strapless.

So here's what I've been doing instead:

Made baby swimsuits for a friend's shower coming up this weekend.  Out of necessity I made the 1T size a 2 tone style (first time I've done it on a baby suit) because I didn't have enough of the stripe piece.  Finished off the neon pink tie dye fabric too.  (I have a little girl tie dye suit on sale at my shop--currently 25% off entire purchase thru end of Aug.  Code 25OFFSALE)

Yoga pants for daughter #2, and to display at my fabric store.

Kwik Sew 3835
Easy easy to sew.
Comfiest pants ever according to M. 
I plan on making me a pair too--in the hopes I'll work out more if I have stylish workout wear.

Tee for #5 who is starting kindergarten this Fall.  (Woohoo!!) 
This is the leftover knit fabric from the yoga pants.

Simplicity 5976--raglan sleeve tees and bermuda shorts
His wardrobe needs some serious help for school. 
I really don't want him going to school looking like an orphan child.
It'll probably happen anyway, as he is a picky boy when it comes to clothes.

Bought some more fabric at the thrift store.
Grey/black suiting (4yds. 60" wide for $3) for slacks and maybe a new black dress.

Love this green sweater material (2 yds. for $3) which I was hoping would be enough to make a short sleeve easy sweater dress.  Not sure now.  After washing it it did shrink a bit (there seems to be a bit of wool in it), so I might just have to make myself a pretty sweater skirt, or a short sleeve turtleneck.  Can't decide just yet.  But I LOVE the color! so I'll figure it out.

This week my goal is to finish the wedding dress--no more excuses--and really they are paying me to fix it.  I should be more excited about getting it done than I actually am.  Can you tell that alterations, even though I can do them, are not my favorite?

1 comment:

  1. Pretty wedding dress! You've got mad alteration skills! :)



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