Remember the St. Patty's dress I made for Araya from a pattern that I rigged up? Well, in determining how much material to buy, I bought waaaay too much! Actually, I had more left over than I needed for the dress! I really don't know what I did! I have an idea, but the fact remains, I bought too much! Anyway, since I had more material to use, I asked Jessica to give me an idea of what else I could make with the leftover material. This is what she requested. A wrap around summer dress. It is one piece that wraps around and fastens at the front where you see the snaps. I even had enough to make a cute hat! I have a feeling the hat will be too big! But, maybe not! Our family is know to have big heads, and not because we are conceited! Brain power, baby! :D That's my story and I'm stickin' with it!
Anyway, I wanted to dress up the outfit a bit with a flower. So, I used some of the yellow bias binding to make loops for the flower and added a BIG black button as the center. I knew I needed to stitch this pretty well so that Araya would not be able to rip it off the first time she wears it! However, the many layers to go through made for some sore fingers by the time I was done! Time to buy a thimble! :D If my fingers had not been so sore by the time I got done, my intentions were to make another flower for the top of the little hat! Ummm! Not so much now!
I have to say that I absolutely love the little hat! So much so that I think I'm going to try to find a bigger pattern for myself! We'll see what happens! :D
|Close-up of the flower that was painful to make without a thimble!|
The outfit will be in the mail tomorrow, Jessica!
So, Tim ended up at the doctor's office this morning to try to get some relief for his respiratory problems he has been having this week. He called the office near 8:30 to see if he could get in. They asked how far away he was. When he told them 5 minutes, they said come in right now! Long story short, he left with a prescription for some steroids for his cough and a z-pack of antibiotics! He has been feeling much better today! Thank you, Lord!
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