Thursday, April 2, 2009
Pretty in Pink
So, last night I finished off the bodice and this afternoon I was hemming the skirt when I should have been making dinner. (Sorry about the leftovers, family. Fashion trumps nourishment, tonight.)
The dress did turn out awfully sweet. When I found a whole bolt of this fabric at the thrift store (for $2.99!) the girls pranced about the house wishing they could be adorned in it. The material was quite thin, so I lined the bodice with white muslin (hello, never-been-used white bed sheet!) and made the skirt two layers. The pattern had an option for a coordinating pinafore, so I just used the pattern for the skirt portion and basted that piece right onto the existing skirt. The result was an adorable double layered skirt that I liked even more that the original design.
I also tried to get clever with the bodice attachment when I attempted to streamline the process and avoid putting a "lap" in the skirt. Hmmm. I made it work, but I see now there was a purpose to the extra step. That's what I get for being sassy with those instructions.
The concert was very cute and Lucette performed in a most dignified, "I'm-almost-six" sort of way. The dress is going back into the closet until Easter and I'm back to the machine for dress number two. Jane has presented her demands.
I'm happy to oblige.