Famous last words.
I had maybe 4 hours of work left. But I didn't have 4 hours. So I had to take some shortcuts. I finished at 5:10 and we had to leave out at 5:30! But DD is just happy to have things sewn and doesn't see the "imperfections" that I see and she was OVERJOYED with the final product!! I have to admit, I was too, it looked pretty darn cute on her.
When she chose these fabrics I gave her major side eye but she was adamant so I decided to 'make it work'! It worked... :)
Her muslin looked really good. I ended up raising the neckline 1", removing 3/8" via tuck from the front neckline (so it would lie flat) and adding 5/8" to the back rise. There was some back neckline gaping that I missed.
I would have taken it in a tiny bit through the princess seams but she likes a looser fit and was happy with it.
Yellow ponte and purple plaid shirting, underlined with poly pongee -- all from FabricMart.
I didn't line the bodice but lining the whole thing probably would've been easier! This ponte was SUPER thick and no way would three layers at the waistband work so I used the lining fabric for the facing.
I had no matching zipper (I was planning to do a lapped zipper) and she chose the pink one. I ended up using a pink bias binding too to finish the neckline.
I did a narrow hem on the shorts but wish I would have done a wider hem. Bleh.
This is my favorite pic :)
Saturday was a day of craziness! I threw a baby shower for my niece and we spent so much time readying the house! The sewing room was converted (thanks hubby and son) to this:
We had so much fun, the food was amazing, we got a decent turn out playing games and laughing at her amazement at the "HUGE" pack of baby wipes. Uhmmm...400 baby wipes + twins = laughable :)
We're 4 generations strong here! :-D
Because I am a total spazz, within 45 minutes of the last guest leaving, we were here:
Friday night hubby and I had a fun date night with dinner and a comedy show. We totally need to get out more often...top is NL6130