Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A pretty dress, but an unwilling model

I finally finished hemming the Oliver + S teaparty sundress for dd. I think it came out so sweet and the fabric is this really pretty Sandy Gervais for Moda. I got it from my machine dealer who actually has an incredible collection of fabrics. I can't believe how perfect the buttons are too. They were in my bag of chez ami buttons and if I didn't know better I would think they were created specifically for this fabric.
The dress it self is well drafted and chock full of details that make it extra special. I love the piping and the little hem. It also comes together pretty simply, the directions are very clear and concise. I can see myself making a few more of these for both O. and N. I love the classic styling of the patterns and am looking forward to trying out the others I bought. I even tried something I had not done before. My machine has lots of feet that came with it and one of them is a blindhem foot. I had never used it, always hemming by hand in the past. I have a bit more to learn to master the use of the foot completely, it was not too difficult though and I think I did a pretty good job of it considering it was my very first time.
Anyways, O. is in a mood today and wouldn't put on the dress even when I said I wanted to take a picture of her. So...no model shot today. Oh and excuse the fabric pen marks on the button holes, I haven't had a chance to wash them off yet, lol.