A New Jumper (Or a US Dress)
Last year I won the most fabulous ruffly rickrack and matching bias tape. I knew exactly what I wanted to make, I just didn't get around to making it. On Saturday night, I had some dark brown corduroy leftover from some Christmas gifts and decided I'd rather sew it than put it away.
I traced an existing jumper, size 5, that belonged to my niece, Alana. (My sisters found it when they were cleaning out Krissy's apartment. Since Alana was only five when her mother died, it was probably a dress that Krissy had bought for her. Spenser wears it now, but I will keep it for Alana for when she is older.)
I used the bias tape for the neck opening, arm holes, ties, and hem. It was a quick sew. Spenser loves the jumper. But, when asked if she wanted me to make more, she replied a nonchalant, "no." Well, she needs more dresses like I need more fabric ... (Just don't ask Joe his opinion on that statement.)
My uncooperative little model, once again.
* * * * Updates * * * *
This morning I took my boys to the dentist for checkups and cleanings. We go every year the week between Christmas and New Year's (and also in the summer) so the boys don't miss any school. Apparently, word is getting around that this is the best time to go, because it was crowded. Carter has a cracked front tooth from roughing around with his brothers. It happened one or two weeks ago, but I never noticed the hairline fracture across the front of his adult tooth. The dentist x-rayed it and said it looked good. It has a 5% chance of decaying and/or breaking off. Nice. After that great news, I took the kids to the store to spend some of their birthday money.
Carter's birthday party went so smoothly yesterday. I attribute it to the fact that I said a prayer before it started. In fact, it was the best birthday party I threw in the month of December. (And we had three.)
Taylor went on a youth temple trip today for baptisms. It's his first time going, since turning twelve two weeks ago.