So first of all, I have sewn most of Hannah’s flower girl dress. It’s a disaster. But that’s alright because my sister doesn’t care. Thank goodness we are all about the superficial, people. The superficial. Quality sewing can kiss my ass. After the great pattern disaster of 2009, I scrapped it. Well… most of it. I scrapped the part where it gave me pattern pieces. I also scrapped 90% of the directions. The 10% I did keep? They gave me hell. Should have scrapped them too. I’ll know for next time.
All I have to do now is to somehow get the back to sit flat (ha! yeah right!), hem the three layers (THREE FRIGGING LAYERS!) and somehow figure out a way to attach buttons… because I sort of neglected the bit where you factor in dress closure. That’s a long story involving me sewing the damn thing up, trying it on the kid and realising it is about a gazillion times too big and then sorta guessing how much I should cut off without measuring her. (She refused to try on the dress. Gah.) Sooooo the dress fits. JUST. Lucky for my super human Devil Child sizing sensor. Would have been handy if my censor allowed a couple of centimetres for button holes. But no.
The most fabulous thing about the dress and totally redeeming of any sort of crap sewing is that the belty tie bandy thing is the most gorgeous custom printed satin. Jute and Gaz have this sort of tree thing going on… the tree started on the wedding invites and then they had the bright idea of getting ties printed. And then the left over fabric very conveniently made a fab band thingy for Han’s dress. It’s all pretty cool if you ask me.
And now for other stuff. My partner in crime left me tonight. For London. Waaaaahhhh. So now I have no one to play OutdoorKnit with. Well… at least in Wellington. She’s been putting so much effort and time into creating fabulous subversive crafty action that I feel at a total loss without her. Why is it you always get close to someone just before they move to the other side of the damn world? Unfair.
So now all I can think about is fun crafty action. I have to keep the Wellington contingent alive!
Anyway, have fun Tash. I know you’ll take the world by storm! Say hey to Banksy for me 😉