I've talked about it. I've told a few of you that I completed it. But I hadn't shown anyone pictures, yet. So, without further ado, here is the dress I made for myself last week.
These first pictures were taken in a poorly lit hotel room so you may not get the full effect but I hope you take my word that it turned out very well. And most importantly, I could zip it up.
This dress is a heavy flannel and the band around the ribs is corduroy. I put in my first invisible zipper. It was a learning process but it actually isn't that difficult.
This beauty is fully lined. I should have taken a picture of the lining. It is a great royal blue cotton. This is a winter dress, for sure. And the good thing is there is a lot of winter left!
I love it. The hours it took to make were so worth it. Now I just need to get back my pre-Christmas diet so it will fit properly!
What do you think? Would you wear it? Okay, imagine it without the pink tights because I know those are throwing most of you off!
A few of you asked me about the pattern. It is a McCall's M5804 view B. Overall the pattern was fairly easy. It is fully lined so it takes a bit of time but I think it is worth it.
I'm working on a few more things right now that I'll have to show you later when they are completed. Nothing as complicated as a dress though. I'm definitely going to make another one soon. It is a lot of fun to wear what you make.
In other news, we've had a rough time around here. Starting on Wednesday night while we were on vacation the baby started having a hard time breathing and developed a cough. We came back home Thursday and drove right into the doctor's office. After tests and x-rays we were on our way back home. How wonderful is modern medicine? While babies don't like to be nebulized it sure is convenient to be able to do that at home. So, after many doses of Albuterol and Motrin and Tylenol a few days of being forced liquids she is finally starting to turn toward the better. Still wants to be held constantly and is very cranky, but she's drinking on her own so that's a good thing. I HATE having to hydrate a baby with a syringe. For some reason they just don't like it either...
So now I'm off to do a week's worth or regular laundry plus our snow clothes and sheets and towels and probably wash a bit of my sanity as well.
The girls sorted the clothes for me last night in the basement and on their way up the stairs I over heard this conversation;
"That was so fun!"
"I know! What a fun day!"
"I love doing laundry!"
I hope they still feel that way when they are 8 and it is their permanent job! Hmmm, maybe 7.