Ps 37:4 Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart!
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
I decided last night to get atleast one more step done on this dress. I was going to put in the armhole facings, but I have been reading on several blogs that you don't really have to. It can just add bulk to the arm hole. I had already serged the edge, so I just turned it under 1/4 inch and topstitched. (You can kind of see them in the bottom pic-pretty smooth) It doesn't look bad, but I am used to the facings. It is less bulky though. I haven't completed the belt, but I paired it with this chocolate brown elastic belt for this picture and I think I like it. I want to do some form of the large button belt that is on the pattern, but that is still in the planning mode. At least this is a wearable dress now. I love the vintage like print of the material. Don't you like Nanny's big brown bead necklace? I did also taper the sides last night. I started at a half inch at the armpit and gradually increased to one inch and then back down to meet the side seam. It fits better now! I have tomatoes to can today and our first school co-op tomorrow, so probably no new sewing until the weekend-SIGH! (Looking for a new camera-my flash just blows everything white when you use it-and it dropped off a table and the battery compartment has to be held closed with a rubberband-I love this camera though!)