Tony, Kacy, Brandon, and Tyler
went to see the 10:10 showing of the new Captain America movie.
Shortly after they left,
I sent kiddos to bed and bounced Hadley to sleep
and at 9:34,
I got started on the dress I had wanted to make for graduation
using fabric I bought in LA when I went to visit T&K the first time :-)
(I hate that I never got around to posting about that!! It was a dream come true)
|oh my goodness - stand straight, Woman!|
I used my tweaked and re-tweaked Lady Skater pattern,
added a one inch FBA (but that clearly wasn't enough)
and redrafted the sleeve.
(It works in this fabric, but I'm not crazy about it and probably won't use it again)
I didn't want a neckband
so I cut a lining out of beige tricot.
After sewing them together at the neckline,
I couldn't work out how to sandwich my sleeve and bodice and lining,
so I went the (very) non-couture route
and just attached the sleeve to the bodice
and hemmed the armhole of the lining.
It looks just fine on the outside,
but the guts are a tad messy.
All I had to do Friday morning
was tack the two layers together at the waist in a few spots
and it was all ready for me to wear on mothers day :-)
When I walked in to church Sunday morning,
Tyler told me I should make all of my clothes,
so I guess it's a win :-)
Kacy snapped a few pictures of me
(while we both laughed at my inability to pose)
then Lexi took a few of Kac' and I together :-)
while Kacy attempted to educate me on the art of selfie taking.
I still need a few more classes...