(I had purchased it quite awhile ago at a thrift store for 50 cents.)
And I decided it was destiny.
So after one night of cutting and two nap times worth of sewing I had myself a new dress.
And all for only $2.50!
(The fabric cost $2.00, the pattern cost $0.50, the buttons came from my random ugly button pile, and the zipper I got in a gift basket.)
Now…as for the confession.
(And its a two-parter.)
Confession Part #1—I’m afraid of zippers. Every time I put one in I freak out. I get all nervous and start reading and rereading instructions. If I can avoid a zipper I’ll do it! (I’ve put in waaaaay too many buttons, snaps, and elastics all in an effort to avoid my dreaded zippers.)
But this summer I’ve vowed to overcome my fear. So zippers…here we come! (Oh, and it doesn’t look like it but there is a zipper in the back under the left hand side button. It goes down the back of the skirt about 6 inches.)
Confession Part #2—I almost didn’t make this dress because the girl in the photograph looks like her dang dress is on backwards! (Don’t you think so?) I really don’t love the back of the bodice but figured I was just going to wear the dress with a cardigan anyways no one would ever see it.
Alright, let’s see…we’ve covered the pattern, the $2.50, and the confessions so I think that is all for today.
Except to mention that if you think the hem looks wonky, you’re right, it is. Totally. I didn’t measure or even iron it. I just put the dress on, stuck in 4 pins and went to town. (Ruth was stirring in her crib and I knew I only had about 5 minutes left of sewing time.) In hind sight that was a bad idea but at the time I just wanted to be finished with the dress…..
At some point I’ll have to fix that. But that day isn’t today…and it obviously wasn’t yesterday either.
Judge me if you must, but it just may stay that way and for $2.50 I think I’m ok with it.
Now I think I have officially said all that can be said about this dress.
Have a great Wednesday everyone!
Every time I look at the cover of this pattern I start to giggle…
I swear the blond cartoon girl is whispering “OH MY GOSH SUSAN! Look at that girl! Her dress is totally on backwards…oh my gosh…I think I’m going to die!”
And then the black haired cartoon girl is saying under her breath, “Honestly, I don’t know which is worse…the back of her dress or the shoes that she is wearing with it. Let’s hope she doesn’t see us standing over here.”
And now I think I have officially said too much.