Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Blogtoberfest (17) - What am I making?

So I am not sure if my friend reads this blog.  Not because she is not my friend, but because I don't do a lot of publication of the bloggyness among my real world friends.  I know she might check back here and there, as she is Belissa of "Sewing with Belissa" fame.

What I am making might be super obvious to a sewy person out there, but hopefully not so super obvious to her if she happens across this before Sunday.  It is her daughter Gemma's birthday on Sunday (she would be my third child, if I wanted one and those choice worked like that..), and this is her birthday dress.

There were calculations:

Check out my original attempt at using the formula rather than an online calculator - that's the crossed out bit...

There was cutting out:


There was sewing, with ric-rac (the best kind of sewing):


There was more sewing - including decorative top stitching:


There were experiments:


Which I think, turned out well:


Full dress will be posted on Saturday or Sunday (her party is Sunday).  Until then - shhhhh! (ish).

See you tomorrow :)

3 comments:

  1. I look forward to seeing the final results. From a relatively non sewey type person, I have no idea what it will be! I am liking your fabric choice though, very cute :)

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  2. Well first day back at work and I remembered your blog in attempt to avoid actually having to get back into the swing of things!!!! The dress is fabulous and Gemma (and I) love it! If I looked at this blog last week I would have had no idea what you were making though :) I'll have to send you a pic with her wearing it...... super cute dress

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  3. Oh yes, and apologies for irregular blog checkups.... what with moving house and kids parties I've been rather slack......

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