Saturday, July 7, 2007

Mission Accomplished... But Not Neccesarily Successful

The shift dress is done. Now I'm working up my nerve to wear it Monday. I think it turned out okay, I'm just not sure it's "me." I'll post a pic tomorrow when I can get one with my hair done and makeup on. I don't want to scare anyone...

I spent all day yesterday working on Simplicity 3874, the V-neck version. I got the fit okay, I think, but it's just not very flattering. I'll post a pic of that one, too, but I'll save my comments until then. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words.

Savannah and I spent some quality time on the floor in the sewing room today going through all of my kids' patterns, picking out a pattern for her next outfit. It's going to be a project for us to do together. Sort of a way to test the waters and see if she's really ready to start learning to sew. She chose this:


This Lizzie McGuire pattern is OOP, but it's still cute, and Savannah picked it out, so we're going to go with it. She wants to do views C, D, and E which would be the orange dress, shrug and purse. Oh yes, she wants the purse, too. And the silk flower on the shrug. We're using a Hello Kitty print for the dress. It's pink with orange, yellow, green and white. I have a coordinating print for the shrug, but I'm afraid it might be a little bit busy, so we might make a quick run to Hancock's on Tuesday (her birthday) to pick out a solid or a more toned down print. We also need some lace for the skirt. I'm thinking white crocheted lace, but we'll just have to see what they have when we get there.

And since it's been so long since my last post, I'll leave you with another peek into Savannah's closet...

This is another Children's Corner Abbie. I absolutely fell in love with this fabric last year, not because of the print, but because of the colors. I love this bright orange against this incredible blue. This was one of my rare fabric purchases that got made up almost immediately (as opposed to marinating in my stash for a year or more.)

Of course, just because I like something, doesn't mean the Princess is going to like it. I think Savannah has worn this twice. She refuses to wear it because she "hates monkeys!" She calls it the monkey outfit and it doesn't matter what I say, she doesn't like it and doesn't want to wear it. I think the last time I made her wear it to school she cried. Oh well. I'll just wait for a little niece or a granddaughter to wear it. Hopefully they won't hate monkeys.

3 comments:

Janimé said...

Oh, but the monkeys are so cute!!

jemima bean said...

Lu would LOVE that monkey outfit. I had to laugh when you said you made her wear it and she cried. Been there. :D

Discovery Toy Mom of 3 said...

I made this pattern for my 6 year old daughter also. I love their patterns! The monkeys are adorable but I can certainly identify with you. My daughter does the same thing.