Monday, March 23, 2009

Tackling a beast

Alison and I are doing a little easter dress sew-along.  Thank goodness for that because it is turning out to be quite a project.    

Before I talk about the beast, here is a selection of fabric I am auditioning for Asha's Easter dress.  None of it is enough to make a big puffy dress I am after, but I could make the top with white and the skirt with color.  They are all machine washable, and comes out of the dryer almost wrinkle free, a big plus. 

The white on the left is a medium weight cotton/lycra poplin from Vogue Fabric in IL.   
The blue is cotton with lovely needlework that Scott's mom gave me.  
The white on the right is a seersucker from a quilting shop in Kaua'i.  
The hot pink is cotton/poly.  Although it is not a traditional easter color, it is really growing on me.  I am tempted to run back to the store for more yardage so I can make a whole dress out of it.      

This is what my sewing area looks like right now.  The beast is on the ironing board, a HUGE petticoat for the easter dress.  Or, I should say it will become one hopefully soon.  I got all the pieces cut out and layers together into circles Saturday.  25 yards of gathering to be done, and then it will be attached to a tank top.  A big thank you to Scott's mom, who ran to the fabric store for me when I realized that I didn't have enough netting and lining.          
     
My mom's best friend sent me a box of Japanese noodles and sweets.      


Here is Kai enjoying Strawberry Pocky.  Yum!  

8 comments:

Mommymita said...

I've got too much to write so I'll call you but at least you have some great things to snack on to get you through all the sewing. I had to eat a whole bar of dark chocolate to get me through the first one.

Meredith said...

I can't wait to see how beautiful Asha's dress will be. I've been tackling my girl's dresses, hopefully I'll have them finished this week :)

twoplustwins said...

Marie,
it all looks like so much fun. I bought fabric for the first time online for Eliza's easter dress. now I have to get it done. I am thinking more of a memorial day dress! Mom and dad C are coming soon and we are leaving for the smokey mountains so somethings gotta give. :o) I love the fabric and can't wait to see her dress when it is done.
~Kim

カローラ said...

うどんに目が釘付けだわ。そして開くんの笑顔最高。

スカート楽しみにしてるね。

Marie' said...

Alison,
I will call you once I get going. I am determined to finish the slip tonight.

Meredith,
Yay! you are sewing again. Are you making three dresses?

Kim,
Where did you get the fabric from? I am always looking for good online sources fabric. Sounds like a fun trip coming up for you guys. Take lots of pics!

カローラちゃん
うどんがね、インスタントなのにとっても美味しいのよ。でも子供たちも大好きですぐになくなりそう。

amandajean said...

good luck with that petticoat. it sounds like a whole lot of gathering! have fun with that. :)

Kimberly said...

OOh, it sounds fabulous! I can't wait to see the final product. Also, that Japanese candy looks yummy...I love anything sweet!

Anina said...

Hi Marie,
I saw your comment on my blog regarding your order. Please email me at custserv(at)twiddletails(dot)com. Thanks!