Tuesday, April 1, 2008

The Dress, The Confession, The Truth

Before anyone (Angi) gets too excited about "the dress" I made for Lily, I guess I should come clean. I used a pair of my old capris that had a stain and a shirt from a garage sale. I used the existing hem from the pants on the skirt of the dress and front of the shirt was the frilly part of the dress. I didn't sew any button holes or buttons and I used two existing seams from the capris, as well. Basically I cheated. I do feel a little bit like the Native Americans who used every part of the buffalo, though. I used the pocket linings to line the arm-holes and the back facing. Nothing too fancy, though. I just copied a dress Lily had and then made up the rest as I went. And like I said, the skirt (because of the existing hemline) is crooked. So before you start looking for me on Project Runway, know that I am a novice, too cheap to buy new fabric and that I struggle to follow a pattern. That said, I hope that Angi does post pix of the dresses she makes for Addi.
You can tell from these pix that the skirt is a little off (and in need of an iron) and that the back seams don't match exactly. Blah blah. I sewed something! I am domestic! Hear me roar!




5 comments:

Bev said...

These pictures are too darn cute! I want to meet Lily before she becomes all grown up!!

I am such a bad pen friend, it has been too long. I will write you tomorrow after my much anticipated doctor's appointment. I miss our email chats and it is all my fault!

Claudia said...

Your ARE domestic! Crap--is there anything you DON'T do? And Lily totally looks like she's posing. That, or you just a fantastic photographer. Wait...you are a fantastic photographer. So I guess Lily is just getting comfortable in front of the camera. well done!

Erin said...

Nice creation...I couldn't tell the the things you were confessing about. It's like when someone gets up to bear their testimony and they tell you about all of the bad things they do to convince you how wicked they are and everyone squirms and can't make eye contact because too much has been shared when we didn't expect the person speaking to be perfect anyway because they are fine the way they are but now we look really closely the next week (not that Sunday because we still can't make eye contact) to see where they could possibly fall short because they don't really and so the speech given was trying to prove us of something wrong that is really so right...

Bruner Family said...

Wow Meg...I am impressed! Good job!! She looks so cute in the dress and I am sure it was fun watching her run around in something you made for her. Too cute.

Angi said...

She looks so ethereal...I love it.