Thursday, March 27, 2008
Dress Up and Happy Mail
On Monday night I sewed a little bit. I've had this pattern hanging around forever and decided it would be fun to make Spenser some more dress up clothes. This goes perfectly with her mob cap dress up stuff.
It was a quick sew except for the elastic. I assumed it was supposed to have a casing, either a rolled one or one of bias tape. It had neither. I had to stretch (or attempt to stretch) the elastic and sew it on. One side is okay. The other is not. I didn't pull it taut enough and ran short. I was afraid I would destroy the fabric if I ripped it out, so I added a small piece of elastic to the elastic and continued on.
Spenser loves it. When I gave it to her, she looked at the pattern package and asked, "Where's the shirt?" There is a camisole to go with it. She wants one. She will get a modified version of it. The one with this pattern has buttons up the back. Not very easy for dress up play. So, yes, she will be getting her matching shirt.
And yesterday I had the great pleasure to get this lovely parcel in the mail. It is from Karyn, one of the most generous people I know. She's been on a soapmaking quest lately and sent me a bar of each. Apple Blossom. Freesia. Pina Colada. And two bars of Chocolate Raspberry. Why two bars? Because chocolate-raspberry anything is my favorite. Hot chocolate. Candy. Mmmmm. She also sent along some large covered buttons so I can make more pendants and some black raspberry vanilla fragrance oil so I can make my own chocolate raspberry soap. Thank you, Karyn. I'm not worthy.