Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Practice Dress

Well the practice dress is done...

it fits just about perfect...

I'll just have to shorten the waist by an inch.
*By the way, the pattern I used is Simplicity #2444*

Monday, April 19, 2010

Oh no! I broke a pinkie promise!

Can you ever forgive me?

I know I said I'd write again later in the week,

but this is the soonest I could...

So sorry! :(
Well anyhoo...
Check out this cute sheet music that I got for a buck!
It goes perfectly with my new decor for the season!

There is a home school formal that

we (my sister, cousins, and myself)

attend every spring.

Home school alumni are invited,

and I jump at the chance to dress up!

Here is my design for the dress I'm making...

(The theme is "A night in Paris" or somethin' like that.)

So I named my dress:

"American in Paris"

For the blue striped bodice
I've painted stripes on white taffeta.
I think I'll skip the red ric rac on the sleeves and paint two thin blue stripes...
I found so fabulous shiney blue tulle at Joann's
that I'm going to wear under the skirt...
I'm also going to make a little beret!
This is the design for my "Practice Dress"
(to make sure I get a good fit!)
I think I'm going to skip the ric rac at the bottom.
I found a cute vintage zipper at Etc. that is canary yellow
that I'm going to use with this dress.
Here's my progress on it so far...
(on my new duct tape dress form...
made via the MaryJane's Farm directions!)

I think it's going to be CUTE!


I'll keep you posted!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Hello again!

Oh my goodness!

Once again it has been far too long since I've written a post!

Not much "blog worthy" stuff

has happened in the past 4-ish months since I've posted...

I will be back on here later this week with more...

(I pinkie promise!!!)


In the meantime here is a photo of what will be...

I'm into a Nautical theme this season...

There's more Neat-o Nautical where this came from!!!

Much Luv,


~The Hickory Hill FarmGirl ^_^