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Saturday, September 26, 2009
Little Miss Sophistication!
I finally got Jenna's little suit made. I struggled with this quite a bit. Before I cut this out and made it I put the fabrics side by side (actually they were sold side by side at the store), and they looked fantastic together. Once I got the two pieces done and put them together, whoa..... they did not look right together. So, what to do? My original plan was to make the ruffle on the skirt from the narrow stripe of the jacket. But, of course I didn't have enough fabric to do that. So, I thought that I could make a binding to put on the hem of the ruffle. Nope, still not enough fabric. Now, mind you I bought this fabric about a year ago at our local Walmart. I went back to Walmart and of course they didn't have any more of the narrow stripe. They had it in red and in yellow, etc.... just not in the blue. So, I went to another Walmart about 30 miles from here and believe it or not they had it!!!! Yea!! I still wasn't sure what to do, but I decided to make a wide bias binding on the hem of the ruffle and a flower to match. I'm still not thrilled with the look, but it's way better than it was. Jenna can wear these as separates, too. I think the jacket will look cute with jeans, khakis, or a denim skirt. I bought a long sleeved brown tshirt for her to wear with this grown-up girl suit. I don't usually make grown-up looking things for my little girls, but I did this time for some reason. I don't know why my pictures are so fuzzy and the lighting is so bad. I need to work on this. My other cheapo camera took better pictures than my husband's good one, at least for me. I just need to learn to use the settings correctly.
I am a grandmommma who loves to sew. I also love any creative outlet that I can express myself in, such as painting, drawing, sherenshnitte, and writing. I am the "baby girl" of my mother who is in a nursing home. I wish I could get into her head to understand what is going on in there sometimes. I will reflect upon my observations, therefore, using this as a therapy of sorts for myself.