Monday, October 08, 2007

A New Dress for a Girl

We had a nice weekend. The boys had a three-day weekend from school. Joe came home late Friday afternoon. Jack and Mason went to a birthday pool party (in October!). The boys had soccer games.

Spenser's whole disposition changed when Joe walked in the door. (She hammed it up for her daddy.) She decided it was high time to start walking. And climbing. And everything else that has slowed her down since Monday night. She's scaled the baby gates numerous times. We caught her climbing the steps trying to play with her brothers. I'm very happy for her, but I think lugging her cast around has made her completely exhausted. She fell asleep at 6:30 last night and only woke up when we took her to the bathroom and put her in bed. I'm so worried she's going to hurt herself again.

I did get a little sewing time in on Saturday, between soccer games. I sewed this little dress from linen, hence why it is so darn wrinkly.

This is the inspiration piece:
From this book. It's the first time I've tried to sew a Japanese "pattern." I forgot to add seam allowances, but it's okay because it's still a little big on her. And the neckline is a little gaping. And maybe it wouldn't be if I had added seam allowances.


There is a cute blanket-picot stitch along the neckline and sleeves. It took me awhile to figure it out, as I could only follow the diagram. I think I did it correctly.

(And P.S.: Joe likes the hair.)

9 comments:

Karyn said...

I'm so happy to hear that Spenser is running around. She'll have that cast off and be fine before you know it!!

That dress!!! Lera!!!! It's amazing!! I love the detail around the neck and sleeves!

And, of course Joe liked the hair. It's beautiful :)

beki said...

Very cute! That's the book I used for Ava's tan jumper. Figuring out the tracing lines is a bugger, isn't it?

utmommy said...

Beautiful dress!

nikko said...

Cute dress! How you find time to sew is beyond me. I need to get back in my sewing room soon!

Glad that Spenser is doing better and Joe is home!

amandajean said...

that dress is adorable! I bet Girl looks great in it.

(and I would have been shocked if Joe didn't like the hair.)

Felicia said...

Its adorable!

Cici said...

Very cute dress! I love the neck and sleeve details.

MEZ's momma said...

Very cute! :)

Chara Michele said...

That dress is absolutely beautiful! I love it!

I bet she gets tired trying to move around with that cast on...