Monday, September 13, 2010

Another Frock by Friday FAIL!!

So, you'd think that by now I would have learned to measure the patterns and test fitted them to myself to make sure I'm cutting out the right size. WRONG!! My first frock, the coffee date dress (this link is to Grosgrain's tutorial), fit perfect!

My second frock, the shirt waist dress, was WAY to big, but now fits perfect, I just still need to fix the sleeve caps.
My third frock shown above, the Tara dress (which was purchased on BurdaStyle here), is too small! I LOVE this fabric...because of it I didn't have to hem the bottom AND it was a clearance fabric for about $2 a yard. I bought 2 yards....I barely have enough to fix my error once, then after that, no more! Oh, and can you also spot what I sewed on wrong?? It's not hanging wrong, it's hanging the way I sewed it on. DOH!

I just bought some more clearance fabric...I hope to sew Grosgrain's Anda Frock by Friday next week. We'll see if that happens since toddler is now FOUR!! and starts PRESCHOOL!!! Oh where have the years gone!


Little Messy Missy said...

An ATC stands for Artist Trading Card. They are so fun to make. It is art on a 2 1/2 inch x 3 1/2 inch card-stock. I use old vintage playing cards for mine. You should Google it. They are easy and fun to make. I have quite a collection from around the world. They can be altered art, painting drawings...etc.

rachelwrite said...

Hey, maybe your toddler being in preschool will give you more time to sew!