The Latest Projects

Posted on Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

I have been working on a couple of sewing projects that I just wrapped up today. A purse for my friend Naomi’s birthday, and a dress for her daughter Amelia. I kind of owed her daughter another dress because I gave her the first princess dress I had ever made for her 3rd birthday, and let’s face it… it was crap. The thing is an embarrassment. Amelia loves it, but I look at it with a critical eye and there are a whole lot of defects.

So I made another (far more well-constructed) dress for her, this one can double as a princess dress because it has so much flounce in the skirt for fabulous twirling and curtsying capabilities, but it can be worn out in public as well.

In regards to the purse, it is an evening purse/clutch, but it came out bigger than expected so it could conceivably be used as a makeup bag instead. Naomi loved it though and said she would use it as a clutch, as she does not own one. It is nowhere near perfectly made and is a little lopsided (though probably I am the only one who can tell), but not bad for a total of about 4 hours making an item when I have never made one before and I didn’t use a pattern or measure anything. Its made out of brocade, lined with flannel back satin and has a bee as a decorative element.

And here is the dress:

Check out that twirl!!

Phillip is currently working on a dress for me, a church dress…. because I would need a dress made with a pattern, and since I hate patterns… it ain’t happening with these two hands! So he is making it for me. He is a great husband!

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