Sunday, March 13, 2016
I actually sewed something today !
Massive thunderstorms rocked the atmosphere all night, so no sleep was to be had for any resident of Chez Insanity. However, when we did wake, there was bacon and hash browns ready to be cooked and devoured, so we had that going for us. I don’t think we noticed that twice-a-year ridiculousness that is Daylight Savings Time ‘til well into the afternoon. It helps when most of the clocks in the house – on computers and cell phones – update themselves.
Still, I found it hard to get going even on fun stuff today. Got bored of cooking bacon halfway through, and I was using our big surface electric griddle ! Had the fabric cut out and thread picked out for ‘Little Godiva’ Elsa before 2pm, while my guys napped, but didn’t get started on the very simple dress ‘til nearly 3.
Came out pretty well, and quickly. I think I got the pattern off Pinterest, but here’s a link, it’s for a 15-inch doll, courtesy of Heartland Happy. They have a pajama / shirt and pants free pattern available, too. I decided to just hem the neck and armholes instead of fussing with fold-over elastic, and it came out pretty, but in my opinion, the finished item was too big, and the armholes were almost to Elsa’s waist. Even though the original pattern is shown on a TollyTots Cinderella – identical body to Elsa’s – it hung waaaay loose. So I took up an additional quarter inch seam along both sides, which snugged it up a bit and ate up some of the huge armhole, but still leaves it easy to get on and off.
Her dress slid under the necklace while I was doing the final fitting, so that worked out nice. Looks good covering the necklace, too. Its original pattern length keeps it modest when she sits, so I only have minor adaptations before using this pattern again. Once I get her some shoes made, I’ll pop her in the Fever box and get her donated. After I get her photo, of course !