I picked the red border print
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!