I didn't get the flower girl skirts made yet.
Had a bit of trouble at the fabric store.
I have stuff now,
that I hope will work
- look -
I made a dress.
I did it exactly like this one,
except we skipped the whole maxi-dress-attempt part
(the 'birthday girl' was already on the shirt :-)
and I did the fancy ribbon hem treatment.
Which was supposed to be super fast.
Except that when I saw the sprinkles on the ribbon I thought,
'oooh - hand stitching would look so cute on that!'
Why do I do this to myself?!
Both girls squealed at the cuteness, so I guess it was worth it.
And really, it was still a fast make.
The B&W (which is in desperate need of a real name) is progressing
at a decent clip.
I actually only have one more plate to make
I decide I need a few smaller plates to go in the center of some of the larger ones;
I miscalculated the size of my inner circles,
and some are huge.
|do not adjust your eyes - this is a color photo :-)|
I am nearly positive that my 18 degree wedge ruler is not exactly 18 degrees,
Which sounds crazy, I know, but here's the thing:
sewn with an exact (not scant) 1/4 in seam,
the outer circle of my plates lay nice and flat,
while the center is ripply
and only lies flat after I've added angled seams on the lower portions of several of the blades.
I thought maybe it was because of the double points,
but no - same thing when I left the narrow portion of the blades un-sewn.
So all I can figure
is - the angle is off.
Unless anybody has another idea??
I'm linking up with Lee. again :-)
and this week,
I'm definitely getting those skirts made up!
eta: I'm also linking up with Amanda Jean :-)
and I've got that final dresden plate finished!