The weather man promised us that we were going to get snow over night, but he hasn't told the truth about snow in a really long time around here, so we didn't believe him. But, this is what we woke up to here in SE Tennessee!!! I'm sorry I doubted you, weather man!!!
Remember the tire swing and bird pictures from the other day? This is what it looked like in our back yard this morning.
We had a good 2 - 3 inches!!!
The men at our church cooked breakfast for the women today. They not only cooked, but they cleaned!! I wasn't going to miss that, even if I still have a cold and even if it was snowing and freezing cold outside. Here's what our church looked like when we got there. Those windows are so pretty from the inside.
This is why I want to be four years old again!! I would have wanted this dress when I was four. I actually had one very similar when I was a flower girl at age 5. I made this from the fabric that my Mother-of-the-Bride dress was made from when my oldest daughter got married, 11 1/2 years ago. I added the shiny, pleated, polka-dot trim. My dress was trimmed with pearls.
I did have to purchase more fabric to make the sash. I wanted it to be really big! The fabric below on the far left is what my over skirt and top were made from, a very pale yellow chiffon. The next fabric is what I purchased, a little darker yellow chiffon. Yeah, I know I said in my last post that it was the same shade of yellow, but it wasn't. However, when the pale yellow and the lining, which is the fabric on the far right, are together (the one next to the lining) the new fabric looks exactly the same shade. It's hard to tell here because they are on black fabric. Just trust me, it worked! The sash is made by lining the new chiffon with tulle to give it body. There is no lining fabric in the sash. You can see that they really do match on the dress.
I edged the hem of the chiffon with a shell stitch, which is actually a hem stitch done on the edge with the stitch that extends out going all the way off the edge and tightening the tension, as well.
I edged the lining with some cording to give it "stand outiveness." Yes, I know that's not a word, but every little girl likes dresses that "stand out", right? I also added a cotton lining with two layers of tulle gathered to give even more "stand outiveness." That's what I would have liked about this dress when I was four! That and the big, wide sash.
My husband is here tonight. He went with my cousin and a friend. I was glad he got to go. Now, if the University of Tennessee had been playing, I would have been with him. I'm having a hard time deciding which team I want to win. I guess, Florida, since they are in the SEC East Conference with us, and Alabama is in the SEC West Conference. However, from the looks of things in the third quarter, Alabama is going to run away with it!!
Now, on to my next project: a trunk full of dress-up clothes for Santa to give a little girl whose mom is my friend. This is a for $$ project. These are the fabrics that I will use to make her a bridal gown, a ballerina tutu, a rocker dress, a princess dress, and maybe another tacky dress or two.
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