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Dec 23 2012

357/366: Alterations in progress


The saga of the bridesmaid dress continues…

I was 6 months pregnant when it was time to order the dresses, so I ordered a much larger dress than normal because I had no idea what size I’d be. The dress I got is, in fact, a tent, which I discovered when I tried it on a few weeks ago. I took it to an alterations place, and was quoted a price almost 150% the cost of the dress. Since there’s not a lot of time left before the wedding, I am putting my sewing skills to work and doing it myself. Thank goodness for all those Halloween costumes I’ve made!

I’ve detached the lining and completely altered it, and have taken in the skirt of the outer layers and part of the outer bodice. I’ve removed a full 12" from the waist (that’s not a typo – twelve inches. Twelve!) and it is coming along famously. To do: Finish taking in one side of the outer layers, take in the bodice, reattach the lining, reattach the zipper, take in the belt, and possibly hem it (the lining is the perfect length, so fingers crossed I can skip hemming).

The pile of fabric above? That’s what I’ve cut out so far.

Nikon D5000, f/3.5, 1/30 sec, 18mm

Dec 22 2012

356/366: Tools


I’m partway through altering my bridesmaid dress for my sister’s wedding next weekend. It’s an epic project, and these are only some of the supplies necessary.

Also, I will admit that my plans to work on it today were preempted by a snuggly baby. Good thing I don’t have anything else planned for tomorrow!

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Oct 20 2012

294/366: Pacifier Clips


Using up more scraps!

So, this may be the last daily photo that actually gets posted daily for a while; we are to report to the hospital at 5:00 am tomorrow to bring our son into the world, and while I will be taking TONS of photos of him, I am not going to guarantee a daily post until we figure out our new routine. Fear not, though! I do promise to collect everything into a weekly post, if I don’t manage daily.

Android Pixlr-o-matic

Aug 20 2012

233/366: Jessica sews


We’ve been working on a reversible shopping cart seat cover from a kit over the last several weeks. It just needs a little polishing, and it will be done. Thank goodness, because this was much harder than I thought it was going to be…

Nikon D5000, f/3.5, 1/50 sec, 18mm

Aug 19 2012

232/366: Using up scraps


Using up fabric, batting, and clear vinyl leftovers from the crib sheets and folding diaper changing pad. This will be a pieced-together waterproof "quilt" as a play pad/larger diaper changing pad for when the little guy gets bigger.

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