Horse Dress

As you could tell by the WhiteBoard Wednesday this week I had two projects completed – both of Callee’s dresses. Monday, I blogged about her Feather Dress and today I will share her Horse Dress. This is the one I think she’s most excited about but in the end I think she will enjoy wearing the other more (I’m not sure why though).

Here is the finished project:

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Oddly, this is a dress I would love to have in my size. It looks incredibly comfortable for an adult. I’m not sure how flattering it would be on my figure but -eh…enough about me.

I put great thought into making sure all the horse were upright but in the end it is virtually impossible to cut a complete circle (the peplum) and keep them all straight up. Which is the one place my eye goes – where those two horse come together and make a blob. Reminds me of one of those ink blots – what do you see? I see, a huge, glaring mistake #UGH (are we back here again – see this post?)

N.E.Way….Oh, speaking of mistakes…

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The sleeves ended up with two stitch lines because one was longer than the other so one needed a narrower hem but they looked silly with one big seam and one narrow seam so I made them match with two stitch lines. Innovative? Maybe not, but it works.

I was just wondering …. why am I putting my mistakes on here?  You know why…so we can all learn from them. Maybe one day, you will have sleeves that one longer than the other and think now what? Oh I remember that time Rhonda had two stitch lines….I’m here to serve, and share my DOH moments.

I will be seeing Callee (and her parents) tonight so I will get some pics of her in her new dresses!

I’m off to my Angel!!!

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WhiteBoard Wednesday

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As you can see I have two items clicked off my board. Monday I blogged about Callee’s Feather Dress and in the next couple days I will blog about her Horse Dress.

As a bonus I will leave you with a picture of Neuro in her new favorite sleeping spot in my sewing room (when it’s dark outside and she can’t see out the window)…

Maybe I should have named her Buttons....NAH!!!!

Maybe I should have named her Buttons….NAH!!!!

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Callee’s Feather Dress

A few days ago I told you I needed to finish a couple of dresses for Miss Callee before I head out of town to meet her next weekend. Remember the fabric from Girl Charlee

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Specifically the feather one for this dress!

 

Today I finished one of the two – the Feather Dress.For this dress I chose a pattern by EYMM {Everything Your Momma Made & More} and it was very well written, simple and easy to follow. I would certainly purchase another of her patterns. The pattern I chose was called Girl’s California Dresses & Peplum Top. There was a great deal of variety packed into this pattern for the price.

Here is my finished dress:

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There are a lot of things I like about this pattern. In addition to the variety I mentioned above (see link), the way she has you face the arm and neck holes with contrasting knit fabric makes it look like it is piped from the front (see pic below). Honesty Hour: It may not supposed to be that way, and maybe I was supposed to turn it all the way to the back but I really like the way it turned out. **cheesy grin**

 

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While the Honesty Hour is still in effect let’s take a look at our ABC’s…

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A) I’ve had this machine, and several others and this is the first time I have used a stretch stitch. Maybe if I had not been so lazy before and read a manual (prior to this week) I wouldn’t have been so blasted afraid of knits. #UGH

B) I’m pretty darn impressed with my new serger (even if all my kids didn’t pay me back for my Christmas present and I ended up buying myself a present AGAIN) BUT I am embarrassed to say I spent about an hour trying to figure out how to hem with it before my blonde brain kicked in and realized that is what a double needle is for. I had to go another route because I didn’t have a double knit needle – OH the horror. #UGH

C) You’ll love this one….When sewing with my regular sewing machine I sew right over my pins ALL THE TIME. I didn’t realize it until I was taking this picture but apparently I do it with my serger too! #DOUBLE UGH (Oh and in case you are wondering….yep, the knife just cut right through it)

I’m gonna close with that because you are either giggling or horrified…either way you are high on some sort of emotion and I am grinning.

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Orphan Needle Case (3/26)

I have officially used 3 of the 26 orphan blocks I have hanging around.

This time I made a needle case for hand sewing. I have a great one that was a gift from someone so this will eventually be part of a giveaway.

Here is the block I started with:

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You know what’s funny about these orphan blocks….I have no idea where some of them came from. I don’t remember making them – most of them.

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I used a quick tutorial that Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet posted on IG. Oh, btw, I recently pre-ordered her new book from Fat Quarter Shop. I am super ‘cited about it!!! But I digress…

Here are a couple pics of the Finish #3 for 2015 Finish-A-Long

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Eventually I will link to:

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Off to stitch some more. Hope you all aka y’all have a stitchy kinda day!

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