I actually stressed quite a bit when cutting this pattern out as it was the old kind with no printing at all, just lots of little holes and notches to guide you. And the instructions were rather lacking as well. I guess back in the Fifties, most women sewed so there was a higher level of assumed knowledge. It also had a lot of handsewing for all the facings, which although I hate doing it, I love that the inside is just as beautiful as the outside. So it was worth it in the end. I wish I had the time to make a petticoat so that the skirt would sit fabulously full like on the pattern, but I am afraid I don't have the time or even the materials to do it. And a trip to the fabric shop is out of the question at this late stage. There are cupcakes that need baking and presents to wrap and not enough time to get everything done. Now we just have our fingers crossed for sunshine.
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
I am feeling rather sad today. My baby girl is almost three. Party plans are in full swing for Friday and yay, the birthday dress is almost finished. I just need to put on the waist ties and buttons. I am so pleased with how it has come out. I was so in love with the vintage polished cotton that I had to hold back a sob when I cut it. But it has been well worth it. It is just the perfect party dress. Who cares if we are only having a little get-together in the park with a handful of friends. A party is a party. And the birthday girl gets to wear whatever she wants. Or whatever mummy wants her too.