Short & Sweet - Lisette 2059Monday, June 25, 2012
Yesterday I made a dress all in one day!! Yes that's right you heard it, I made a dress in a few hours. That's quite a feat for me! Lisette 2059 has been hiding in my stash for a while. I made the skirt a while back, one of the first pieces of clothing I've made. You can see it on my Flickr account here. I had every intention of making the dress but it just got buried and forgot about. I'm sure you know all too well how that happens. I then got inspired by fellow blogger Christy over at mystitchnbitch. She made a super cute version of the dress and after reading how easy it was and the fact it only took a few hours I had to give it a go. I had the perfect cotton fabric I've been dying to use so I pulled that from my stash and a few hours later I had me a dress....
This dress only had 6 pieces to cut out. A little bit of gathering in the front and binding the neck and armholes and wall-la your done. It also had a tie belt but I never make those because I find them to be a pain in my ars plus I'd rather use my own belt. I cut a size 10 and really probably should of cut the a smaller size because the armholes are gaping open and the back neckline gapes open. I ended up gathering the back neckline and that helped to eliminate some of the gaping. When I wear it to work I plan on wearing a cardigan with it so the gaping armholes are of no concern to me at the moment. I do however think I'm going to take it in at least an inch on each side and see if that helps. I won't be doing that for awhile though since it involves a seam ripper and a lot of patience. I think tomorrow after I get my hair did I'll slip into Joann's and scour the clearance rack for some knit fabric to whip me up another one of these. I would take a picture of me in the dress but to be honest I'm lazy and in my pj's plus my photographer is already in bed so this is as good as it's gonna get folks..
|Look how happy my dressform is!!|
Vito's upset that he hasn't made an appearance lately in my posts so I thought I'd share a video of his recent shenanigans. I got a new pillow so I thought he may like my old one to sleep on. It would seem to be a lot more comfortable than the two blankets he currently sleeps on. And boy oh boy is it a sad day in Vito land when I wash the blankets. He gets this pathetic look on his face like he's never gonna see them again. (i have to throw toys away when he's not looking cuz I swear I've seen a tear drop from his eye when he's caught me in the act) Anyhoo so I walked in to find Vito working feverishly to get this stoopid pillow out of his cage. How dare the humans shove such a cheap looking pillow into my sleep spot!
So all you fellow pet owners, where's your pet's comfy spot? Mine would be our bed but my husband would never allow it.