Thursday, September 24, 2015
Timey's turn !
Yesterday exhausted me so hard, I slept nearly ten hours ! But it made me feel good, and I sewed, too – I’ve gotten so I can stitch up one of these wrap-dresses in about an hour. Made this AG-sized one for Timey last night. It mostly fits, just needs a bit of a tuck in the back, the usual armhole expansion, and I want to lengthen the bodice about a half inch. So, guess what I’m probably making tonight !
This one is a little special – it left just enough of that blue roses fabric for maybe a short Barbie dress, if the print wasn’t so out of scale for them. Much as l liked they eyelet fabric for the bodice, to space out that busy flower print, I knew it’d look weird on top of her speaker-hole chest. So I lined it, the way the Phoebe & Me pattern directs, with the eyelet on top of more blue rose fabric. I wondered if it’d take less time than my usual cutting, pinning, and hemming, but sewing two bodices, turning them right side out and pressing them actually took a bit longer. I think it looks a little nicer, but you really can’t tell the difference in photos.
Meanwhile, I’m catching a cold. Hurt to swallow this morning, and all I want to do is sleep. Hopefully, I’ll bounce it quickly. Not sure if I have the energy for even an hour-long doll dress, but I wanna keep the National Sewing Month Challenge going - I've sewn something every day so far ! Maybe just a quick embroidery piece before I lie down for a while. . .