Thursday, October 07, 2010

Crafty Thursday: Dress in progress

Promo for the week:
Handmade Spark recently posted a nice Holiday Gift Guide featuring the Natural Kids Team. Unlike Bede and Lucia, I'm not a bowling fan, but even I was drawn to the Mushroom Bowling set by MuddyFeet.

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Currently, I have a number of custom orders in the works, plus I am working on a simple version of Dorothy Gale's blue and white gingham dress from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. I was in a hurry when I bought the pattern for the custume, and did not realize that this pattern had the pinafore sewed to the white shirt with a zipper up the back. If Dorothy Gale had been a real person, her shirt would be separate from the pinafore and there would be no zipper. The book was written in 1900, after all. My genius niece/master seamstress says someday she will send me a tutorial on how to make a buttonhole insert for patterns that require zippers.

In the meantime, I'm making do with what I have, which is a modification of the same dress Lucia's had for years, only with a square neck. I'll post a photo when I'm done. Lucia plans to wear this dress with silver-toned shoes as depicted in the book. To represent Toto, Lucia will carry Bede's favorite stuffed animal from childhood, a blue and white dog named "Princess." Princess was named after Princess Leia.


tanita davis said...

It's one of those Everlasting Shame things that I never learned to sew... my mom's a really patient person, even, but somehow the knowledge never passed. I think it was one of those things where I didn't want to enough, and she didn't really care one way or the other if I learned. And now I'm mechanically disinclined (I can handsew, but a machine? Just let me at it - five minutes I can break the thing) and regretful. Like knitting, though, it's one of those crafty things that if I WANT to do, I'll do, and stop moaning about it.

Meanwhile, of course, Himself sews beautifully. ::sigh::

I love the Princess Leia dog. And she's not even in a metal bikini.

Lone Star Ma said...

You're so cool. I just bought a Wonder Woman costume at Target.

Saints and Spinners said...

LSM: You are cool, too. When I was seven, I wanted a Wonder Woman costume.

Tanita: The only reason I machine-sew now is because I took a two session class at my local textiles shop. Tech Boy sews beautifully? Now that's not fair!

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