Sunday, May 3, 2009

Pretty in Pink

I finished Simplicity 3775. I really like the way it came out, Gold made this last year and that’s when I bought the pattern.

I think this fabric was a great choice for it but the material is really see through so I lined the bodice and skirt, the midriff is self lined with the overlay. I used the knit tricot I purchased in Texas. I think I should have purchased a lot more of that than I did, oh well, my cousin called today to tell me that she’s having them order a ton of $1.50 and $2.00/yd fabric for a big sale in June. She’s so wrong for that I will get on the bus in a minute; I don’t know if I can make another trip down there so soon but boy is it tempting. I think we may have to work on some virtual shopping, she can send me pictures and I can have her ship it to me.

Here’s a tip for eliminating the wavy hem line on knit skirts.

I serge a small piece of fusible tape when serging and press it in place and then sew, the fusible tape stabilizes the hem—no waves.

I started working on this shrug without knowing what I would wear it with and I was so pleased to see that it matches the dress so now I just have to get my needles clicking.

I'll leave you with a few pictures of today's game.

What good sportmanship.

My little catcher.

Since I finished the dress today that means I have another whole day to sew, yipee! But I do need to fix a good Sunday dinner I think my kids are beginning to think I don't love them lol. I'm thinking bar-b-que chicken, mac & cheese, green beans, I have some yeast rolls in the freezer and maybe a peach cobbler for dessert, yummy.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


Jada said...

Girl you are going to love that dress! I know I am going to make another for this summer.
You are making the same dinner I made today!LOL
Thanks for the hemming tip on knit!
have a great Sunday!

De-Stressing with Cooking, Crafting and Gardening! said...

Very Pretty dress!

Faye Lewis said...

Great looking dress! Thanks for the tip.

Julia said...

Very pretty and flattering dress. I like the pink. Your little baseball player is sooooo cute.

Sheila said...

The dress looks great on you. Enjoyed the adorable pics of your GS.


Hi Tanya
First, thanks for commenting on my Diaper Cake.
Your dress looks great & I am noting your tip for hmming knits, it's a great idea. Can't wait to see your shrug!