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Monday, August 24, 2009

A Dress for Amanda

I know this isn't stamping related, but it is crafty. Amanda has been needing some new dresses, and when I saw the dresses Aubrey made for her daughter, I figured I'd break out my sewing machine too. Except I used a pattern. I'm not that brave to make a dress with no pattern. I got this nice jean fabric at the Goodwill store several months ago for $1. I already had the pattern from a dress I made for a friend's daughter about a year ago. So this dress was made for the cost of the ric rac and zipper plus $1 for fabric. About $4 total.
It was very easy to put together. It took no time at all until I got to the zipper. I HATE ZIPPERS!! It took me as long to put in the zipper as it did to make the whole dress, and it's still not right! As you can see, the top didn't come out even,
Which made the ric rac in the back not even!! Plus there is a pucker right below the ric rac on the left side. I may take the whole zipper out and redo it, or I may take the whole dress to my mom who can sew anything that needs to be sewn. See this post to see what I mean.
Well that's all I have time for today. Come back soon and see what I've been up to!


HOPE said...

VERY CUTE!!! Wow...what a "HAPPY HOMEMAKER" ;) last years luncheon theme!!

...and home made butter too!

You go...GIRL (MOM!)

Be sure and ask me about MY ZIPPER experience...too embarassing to print here!

Aubrey said...

Who cares...it zips right??? I detest zippers too...I like the ric-rac on the dress...cute..I bet amanda loved it!

Twila said...

Super cute dress and if you hadn't shown us the back I'ld never have known about the zipper. I hate to put in zippers. Never liked doin' it!

Audra said...

What a darling dress. I hear you about zippers, I always have a hang up when it comes to those! I think it looks wonderful! Brava for the attempt! WOO HOO!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I am making my own detergents, fabric softener and cleaners and you are right, saves an ENORMOUS amount of moolah!

I also *hear* Aubrey & her blog, she is such an inspiration! Hope you'll visit soon.