There are some seriously talented ladies in the Super Online Sewing Match, but I made it to Round #2! For this next challenge, I have the full time (a week) to sew up this lovely dress girl’s dress from Oliver+S:
I have to say, when I first saw this pattern, I wanted it for myself. It’s easy to wear, has small cap sleeves and elastic waist: perfect for the summer! And after receiving the pattern via email for the competition, I realized that I can actually fit the largest size (girl’s size 12), if I lowered the waistline a little bit. However, I’m guessing no one wants to see an adult woman in photos for this particular challenge and I don’t have any girl children of my own (and my boys *might* object to being photographed in a dress…), so I’ve recruited the daughter of good family friends to be my model. She’s absolutely adorable! Can’t wait to see her in my [barely started] dress!
|Introducing Miss Juno!
Separate topic (which, coincidentally, is being discussed on the Sew Mama Sew FB
page today): I can’t stand printing patterns from my home computer. I like the convenience, sure, but I’m just super bothered by the messiness of taped pages and whatnot. Kind of starts off the project on the wrong foot, in my opinion. So, I finally took the suggestion of the pattern instructions and took the file to the copy center! The first center I took it to could only print 24″ wide (36″ is needed), so the technician split the file into two halves and printed them individually. Since I still had to tape the two pages together, I wasn’t overly excited. But then I took it to FedEx/ Kinkos. Hooray! A full sheet pattern, printed in moments at a cost of $0.72/ sq/ft. Why have I not done this before? Yeah, laziness. One suggestion to pattern makers, though: put a test square on that large format page. And include a printable envelope. That would be awesome!
I still have to trace the pattern, but at least I can fold the paper up neatly when I’m done. Because, really, that’s all that matters 🙂