I finished Violet's "Heidi Dress". (You can always click on any of my images to see a larger version.)
It's pretty close to what I was envisioning, which is always nice. Sometimes projects meet your expectations, and sometimes you throw them into the 'donate box'.
She said, "I no like it. I don't. I don't like it...take it off." *sigh*
She never stays unhappy for long, though. I ignored the 'don't like it' comments for two minutes, and she was back to happy.
It's a little too large-see the shoulder slippage? That's all right, though. The last time I spent a long time sewing something, it was too small--argh! I'd much rather have made something too big.
It's nice and roomy.
She's taking a bow. In case you wondered.
I like being able to turn the fabric to the other side to get a different look. It harmonizes well, and is still in the same color family.
One nice thing about sewing little bitty clothes is that you can use up your smallest scraps of pretty trims. So....I'm pleased with it. It's not perfect, but my sewing skills are improving. I'm trying not to be such a perfectionist. Better is good, yes?
You are blessed with incredible talent and creativity. The things you sew are adorable and only you notice the imperfections. You daughter is a gem. I love your blog and have been following it for a couple years now. I enjoy your posts. They are fun and candid. Know there are probably MANY people out there who love your blog too. It inspires me to keep searching for the "right side" of my brain :)
Posted by: Colorado Barb | February 29, 2012 at 06:58 PM
I love the outfit and I think you did a wonderful job! For some reason, in these photos Violet looks like a little girl and not like a toddler... how did that happen so fast? *sniff*
Posted by: Maria | March 02, 2012 at 09:29 AM
Oh, I know!
I woke up one day and had a little girl.
I have a baby on the way, though, so Im not feeling too sniffy.
When the baby turns into a little girl, then Ill get the sniffs.
Posted by: Laura Irrgang | March 02, 2012 at 11:04 AM
I love the dress! It turned out beautifully! The patterned fabric is great, too.
Posted by: Carlin | March 02, 2012 at 08:17 PM
Too bad she doesnt like it.
Im such a sucker for vintage fabric.
Do you sew, Carlin?
Im guessing you dont have the time even if you do.
Posted by: Laura Irrgang | March 02, 2012 at 09:12 PM