Friday, September 18, 2009

Mission Impossible

For the last two years I have made a dress for Abbie to wear on her birthday (click here for the 2008 dress, and the 2007 dress). This year I have been very busy with school and have not been sewing much. I really wanted to make her a dress though so tonight I took on the mission of making a dress in one night. The fabric was from a lady at Nimble Thimbles that was clearing out her stash. When I saw it I knew it would make a darling dress, but I also knew that it needed to be rather simple so that I would actually be able to finish it before her birthday. The pattern is a free one from Oliver +S that I found on the internet, the ruffle hem was my idea. The dress took me under two hours to complete and I think that it looks great! I can't wait to see Abbie in it tomorrow.

1 comment:

SuzyQSparkles said...

Great job! Sometimes a deadline is all we need to motivate us. Didn't the feel of the fabric and the whir of the machine relax you? I spent 30 minutes last night sewing myself. :D