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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Mommy Learns to Sew

Actually, Mommy has been learning to sew for some time. More on that in another post, although if you're a friend on Facebook or Twitter, then you know a bit about my sewing endeavors. Sadly, I have yet to write a proper post on said endeavors due to things like work, quitting work, being sick, my back acting up, a severe migraine (currently on day 8 and counting the days until Saturday when I see a neurologist).

Anyways. I can't wait to share my current adventures with all of you, and that will be coming in a blog post of its own, hopefully very soon!

In the meantime, I'm trying hard to get back into the habit of blogging, even it my posts are on the short side. Hmmm, so people may prefer the Mommy Learns to Blog "getting back into it" style!

So, I have been wanting to try out a new technique involving creating fabric ruffles. I have a vision of an outfit I want to make for the Mad Hatter's birthday party, but given that it's just 4 days away and we've yet to make a final decision on a cake (let alone that it's a rare moment I'm actually enjoying being vertical because the pain of this headache is slightly reduced), it may not happen. And to be honest, I'm completely okay with that.

I viewed some tutorials and a couple of youtube.com videos and went to town with some scrap fabric. I think I did alright with the technique, and it seemed a shame to throw the piece out, but I wasn't sure what I'd ever use it for.

Until ... I thought about all of the MH's Barbie dolls and how this might just make a swimming little spring dress.

 
What do you think? Darling! Perfect for a lovely spring/summer afternoon picnic date.

Take a closer look. I don't think it matters what we think because I think Ken will just love it. Given the dimensions of Barbie's hot little figure, I think next time I'd do better to work in a stretchy material. In order to get this on over her hips, it's a hair big around the chest. In fact, I think Barbie will be spending most of the time at the picnic either hiking that baby up, or just giving it up and getting lucky!

 

For the record, my sewing project for MH does not include a dress.

And secondly, this blog post doesn't seem quite as short as I envisioned it.


2 Fabulous Replies:

debbie said...

I recognize that fabric. Glad to see it's being put to good use. MH is going to love it.

Krystyn said...

I soooo can't sew. A button and fixing a hole and that's about it.

Can't wait to see what you make.