Okay, I’m done whining about missing out on Easter with the grandchildren this year.Â As I mentioned (or wailed) in the previous post, this year’s Resurrection Day garments remain undelivered.Â And no, that is not the disaster to which I refer in this post title.Â There is no recovering that missed celebration. But the Easter dress suffered a real near disaster which I dodged, more or less.
First, the details of this dress.Â The gorgeous fabric, a 27″ Swiss embroidered flounce purchased from Farmhouse Fabrics, has languished in my sewing room armoire for many years.Â It was meant to be used for granddaughter Laurel, who was too small at the time to use this length.Â The embroidery extends 10 inches from the hemline.Â Then, like so many other projects, it was pushed down on the “make soon” list.
Now with 3 yo Vivian Rose in the family, this beautiful fabric’s day in the sun has come.Â Though it was a late start, the smocking was well under way before disaster struck.
Thinking to use my time wisely, 3 days before Easter. I brought the dress along to the hairdresser’s and did some smocking while my…uh…color enhancement set.Â Â BIG MISTAKE!!!
Janice Ferguson’s custom color #1234 was smeared on the dress.