Sunday, February 10, 2008

Test Dress....

I finished my test dress. I managed to not be able to sew all week...and finally sat down and just sewed last night. Since I wasn't sure what I was doing - I decided to make the test dress first.

I'm glad it was the test dress. I managed to snip a tiny hole in the dress when clipping the arm hole. It turned out quite cute.

I put it on Mini-E this morning and told her "Let's take your picture!" She said " 'kay." and she smiled and waited.

The camera was dead. It psyched me out by turning on and extending the lens - and then promptly died.

It needed new batteries. So I fetched new batteries, inserted new batteries.
and somewhere between the camera psyching us out and the insertion of the new batteries, Mini-E had changed her mind and wanted nothing to do with having her picture taken.

I dunno - maybe I need to forget making bloomers and find her some stripey tights to go under her other dress. She rolled around on the floor - and I decided to take a picture of the dress using a non-animated model.


It was, relatively, simple to make..except for the arm holes. That required some thought and patience...something about making a facing around the arm hole and getting it to lay flat.
Now that I know how it's all done, I'll make a few modifications and make the purple dress...

For instance, On the blue dress, I used what I could buy - satin ribbon for the neck and shoulder ties. I think I'll buy a slightly smaller (Maybe 1/2 in. wide) grosgrain ribbon for the next dress.

And a daintier, more antique-y looking ribbon.

There you go...my first PillowCase Dress.

15 comments:

KarenW said...

That turned out really cute!

A&EMom said...

Ooooo, I can't wait!

Kathleen aka Coffee Mom said...

That dress is awesome! And now you understand why all of Macy's closthes are modelled by the bookshelf. Much easier to get the bookself to hold still!

Dapoppins said...

it turned out so nice!

Mrs. Darling said...

oooo I like it. Good job.

Halfmoon Girl said...

Yes, she remind me of Macy- Kathleen's little model. I am in awe of anyone who can sew- good work!

TobyBo said...

Yay for pictures! and Yay for your cute animated model!

I think grosgrain is a good idea. :)

B&B said...

Mini-E is so cute!

I gave you something over at my blog. Stop by to pick it up! ;)

Peace & Laughter!
Vicki

The Gang's All Here! said...

Adorable. I love the strappy ribbon - but I know my girl at that age would have untied them at every occasion - she had a thing for "tying" things and untying them then! Made for some interesting days around the kiddie pool in the backyard, till I figured out what was going on :)

butterfly dreams said...

I don't like to lurk, so thought I would let you know that I am here in the shadows. I am NeeCee's mom, and you can find me at Butterfly Dreams.
I love the dress! I really love the color.

Regina said...

Kudos to you! Awesome job!

Gayle said...

How CUTE! I love those pillowcase dresses, too, but I have absolutely NO sewing skills.
I can't believe how great that turned out without a pattern!

Randi said...

The dress came out cute! I have been thinking of spring clothes for my girl too and this pillowcase dress looks do-able!

jugglingpaynes said...

I love the dress!
Maybe I should dust off the ol' Sears machine and give this a try. Usually making clothes intimidates me. I'm much better with puppets. :o)

Peace and Laughter!
Cristina

Lisa said...

I think it's lovely. Animated or not. ;o)