The next sewing project is underway! It's good too, cause I have like a mountain of sewing projects awaiting me right now!
This one, is white, obviously. It's a baptism dress, for Kristen.
She has cracked me up with this thing. She has said all along that she didn't want anything fancy. So when we went to the fabric store to "look", I envisioned some cute little cottony sundress or something kinda regular, ya know? But what do her little eyes glom onto? The fanciest thing I'd ever seen! So I ask her, "thought you didn't want anything fancy". She says I don't, "well what do you call this?" So she proceeds to find a pattern that is all covered in lace and tulle and some big hoop underneath, ya know, gaudy as all get out! That she says is "fancy". OH. Not at all what I thought we were doing!
The pattern, I must say, was NOT my favorite. I suggest we keep looking and can even look in the stores if she would like. She agreed to looking in the stores as long as we bought this pattern as well. Well, du, not buying a pattern and going to the stores too! So, she decides she can't part with this thing and must buy everything today. Great, we're talking taffeta or silk with lining and 3" lace and stuff, Ew, I'm thinking. But again, she surprises me. The first fabric she sees is a cotton................covered in embroidery and sequins! Not quite the fabric the pattern calls for, but I figure we can make it work. She is THRILLED!!!! Me, very unsure of this "special" dress.
So to make a long story short, I have started the dress. Will not be doing the poofy tulle lining underneath, and I think (I will admit) it just might turn out to be beautiful!
She is ecstatic to say the least at it. It's her dress, she should be!