I’m still reeling with ideas from Kari Mecca’s classes at the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo ’15. Fortunately, while there I had stocked up on spaghetti bias, so I was ready to go full steam ahead on this dress and a matching one for and AG doll.
I started with a Simplicity pattern but wish I had found one without a yoke. It left precious little room for the applique’ and I doubt the rick rack would have fit even if I had thought about it. Also, I find the separation of bodice to skirt distracting, even with the coordinating lime green whipstitch piping. Oh well.
The doll dress was just as much fun, as I learned a few things about working in miniature.
Kari often uses ribbon trim made from her Whimsy Sticks to outline the spaghetti bias. I had no suitable ribbon (I’ll remedy that soon!) for the girl’s dress but even if I had some on hand, it would have been too large for the doll dress.
Instead, the doll dress applique’s were outlined with baby rick rack which I did have on hand. Hmmm…woulda shoulda coulda used rick rack on the girl dress, which I did have on hand, but that idea came toooo late. Next time, I’ll do that.
The doll size was a bit small for applique leaves, so I just fray-checked the ends of baby rick rack and made them into leaves.
So this is what I have done for fun. What are you up to? Easter sewing updates? I’ll post mine when they are finished.
Robert, our 9 yo grandson, is quite the tech savvy boy. He answers my questions and solves problems on my Kindle Fire and iPhone.
When he and his sister were here last weekend, I challenged him with an on-going Pandora/iPhone problem. I love to listen to Pandora when I am sewing.
Nana: “Robert, when I put the phone in the cradle (a small phone speaker system) the music plays for about 20 seconds then stops. If I stand there, it keeps playing, but as soon as I walk to the other end of the sewing room (35′ away) to my Brother Quattro machine, the music stops. I spend too much time walking back to restart the music. What should I do?”
Robert: “Hmmmmm….Move that machine next to the phone.”