Sunday, October 24, 2010

More Stuff

I worked on something for the kiddo today so not too much progress on the bustle but some.

I only got a yard of the velvet at Hobby Lobby today and unfortunately it's not enough to cover the back and be gathered and pretty. So I am going to go back Monday and get another yard and a half and try to hide the seam. I think that there is too much red in the front and I am thinking of a way to place some lace or something so I can see the difference between where the top ends and the skirt begins. Also I think I might place some lace at the hem and bottom of the red skirt part.

Coming tomorrow, why it is bad to love too much Doris Day.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Progress on Bustle

 So I want  to wear is for haloween this year, so I got it out of hiding and looked at it again. I have taken out the white at the front and replaced it with a beautiful red velvet remnant that I picked up at Hobby Lobby.  I think it works much better than the white. What do ya'll think?

I have to go get about 1 more yard of the velvet fro the back bustle draping, but other than that I'm done!  

Monday, October 18, 2010


I'm back! sorry it has been a long time. I kinda lost my sewing and blogging mojo this summer. But I am back in the swing of things now and here is my latest creation.

Niece #1 loves Dora, she is just over the moon for her. I made her a Dora dress and she wears it all the time. So her birthday is tomorrow and like the good procrastinating auntie that I am I waited until tonight to make her present. This is the dress that Dora wears in "Dora's Fairytale Adventure"

I did add purple on the arms to define the puffs a bit, and pink at the waist so that the fit would be adjustable. I think that I got close to what Dora wears. What do you think?

Oh crud I forgot the hat. Oh well I will make one tomorrow. Maybe.