Yesterday after breakfast, the spirit hit me. It was as if my sewing machines were luring me into my sewing room murmuring “Mother, walk towards to (sewing) light”. I entered the room with every intention of sewing my neighbors daughter a shorts set but this (to me) defines her. I pushed the other fabric aside and made this instead. I’m glad that I did. The end result: total cuteness! Just like everything that I sew, I washed it in Tide, dried it with Fabric softener sheets and will deliver it this week.
Amelia Neiman! I’m delivering another dress for you princess!!
Modifications: Something about Amelia strikes me as fairy princess, eyelets and cute buttons. I didn’t want to overdo it because polka dots should not be tampered with. I simply added an eyelet lace trim on the hem.
Would I make it again?: Most definitely. Anything that I can whip up in 60-90 minutes is a no brainier. It’s simple and doesn’t require a zipper for those who fear the job of sewing zippers. It requires one button for the back closure.
Difficulty: None. I just overthink things no matter how simple it is. As much as I prefer my bodice to have interface and or lining, this vexed me.
If you can recall in a previous post, I have always sewn by eye and patterns are a new challenge to me. Sewing the facing wasn’t the issue. Closin the front and back facing made me suck my teeth repeatedly. I like a facing that is tacked down; not one that constantly sticks out at the nape of your neck or arm holes. It boggled my brain for a minute. Once I realized that I was functioning decaffeinated, I had a cup, returned to what I was doing, I wrapped it up quickly and laughed at my impatience.
What do you think? Yay or nay?