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I picked the red border print

2010 March 25
by elizabeth_admin

But not just because my mom chose it.    😉

I thought the pattern of the border print fit my dress style better and was more user-friendly.  I cut it out last night and am ready to sew all night tonight.  I may be tired tomorrow, but it will be worth it.  I had to laugh when Carolyn asked if I had a date tomorrow.  I do have one, but not the kind she was asking about.  Although if we’re all being honest here, I think I may be ready to dip my toe into those waters yet once again.  Maybe in a month or two. 

I’ll tell you all about Friday sometime this weekend.  Patience is a virtue my friends.

And more from the honesty corner…  I was happily cutting out my dress last night and contemplating how I placed the border print and making sure there were no “bull’s-eyes” and all when I decided that I wanted a different motif on my sleeves.  I thought what the heck, I have enough fabric, I’ll cut a second set out to highlight the border part of the border print.  I was all proud of myself for my design genius when I realized that I used the short sleeve pattern pieces and had completely forgotten about using the view B 3/4 length sleeve pattern pieces.  Doh!  Well, guess I am making the same exact dress as the last two after all. 

Although I think it will look completely different using a border print, so I don’t think anyone will notice it’s the same pattern.  At least I hope so.  I am also going to make one teeny tiny change to the pattern, courtesy of the genius of Patti: I am going to change the gathering on the front (underneath the empire band) to pleats to reduce the maternity look of the dress. 

I can’t wait to sew tonight!!!  I set up my serger and my sewing machine last night with the right threads and needles so I can just start sewing right away.  I’m going to stay away from the computer and the tv and just get to work.  And hopefully, momma will have a new dress for Friday!

Happy sewing everyone!

7 Responses leave one →
  1. March 25, 2010

    I’m sure it will turn out fine. I can’t wait to see the finished dress.

  2. Sue permalink
    March 25, 2010

    Elizabeth, Your dress sounds lovely and I can’t wait to see it finished.

  3. March 25, 2010

    OK, now you’ve got me curious. What’s on Friday?

    Love, Mom

  4. Nikki permalink
    March 26, 2010

    Why don’t we have pictures of you wearing the dress?!!

  5. CGCouture permalink
    March 26, 2010

    Well darn! I was hoping for a date, however, since you’re thinking about it, that’s enough for now. 😉 I hope you are having a good time tonight! You need it. 🙂 Be sure to post some pictures of the completed dress!

  6. March 27, 2010

    I sew your dress at Peter’s site and it looks great!

  7. March 27, 2010

    Love that dress, Marmalade.

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