Sunday, July 13, 2008

A Dress For Brielle

I am in a countdown to meeting little Brielle, who turned three months old yesterday. In anticipation of our first meeting, I wanted to make her a little present. I used the Oliver + S party dress pattern. It is labeled easy and for the most part it was. My only trouble came attaching the bodice to the skirt. I managed to create matching puckers in the middle of the front and the back. Boo. I ironed them like crazy and am hoping no one will notice.

I also want to take this moment to give my sewing machine a big shout out. My Brother sewing machine is awesome. The pattern calls for buttons and due to some unfortunate buttonhole attempts with my old machine, I was very very very apprehensive to ever doing buttonholes again. And let's not even talk about the button setting. With gritted teeth, I tried the buttonhole setting and it worked like a charm. Feeling a little more confident, I went for the button feature and that was even easier. Who knew it could be like this? I am a changed woman. More confident, ready to face the world, one buttonhole at a time.

3 comments:

Rebekah C said...

how sweet! those patterns are so cute and I love the fabric that you used!

~ said...

Ummm... I am freaking out! I don't even know what to say...
I was so excited to see that you had some new posts this morning, I was so taken back when I saw Brie's name. I can't stop looking the dress. It is beautiful! To quote my dad, " Oh my God that is awesome!"

Can't wait to see you!
xoxo

Christine said...

Wow - I am just going to have to have a girl at some point...