I finished Little E's new Little Orphan Annie dress. I made this one from two cotton t-shirts. I had to remind myself of my sewing motto, which is: "Take your time, so you don't waste your time." After I sewed the cuff around the bottom of the first sleeve, I realized that it was too wide, so I was cutting it down, when, yep, I cut the sleeve itself. I was hoping that it would be low enough down on the sleeve that the cuff would cover it, but, of course it wasn't. Luckily, I had the extra t-shirt, so I cut a sleeve out of it and replaced the one in the dress. Why, oh why, do I do things like this?
I simply cut the bottom of one of the shirts from the underneath of one sleeve across to the other. I stitched it to the other shirt where I think (I hope), Little E's waist is. If you look very closely you can see where this seam is in the picture below.
I cut a collar, cuffs, and belt from some white cotton blend scraps that I had in my stash. I used fusible interfacing in each of these. I used purchased black piping for this project. I was afraid that after I sewed the collar on that the neck wouldn't stretch over her head, so I made a little key hole slit with a button-loop fastener. I used a ponytail rubber band to make the loop. I bound the slit with leftover fabric from the extra t-shirt.
I also used leftovers for the binding at the collar. I just cut a piece on the bias. I didn't want Little E's neck to itch from a scratchy collar.
I made the belt a little narrower for this version of the Annie dress. I put four buttons and button holes to allow for growth.
Here is a black and white photo of Jenna that I used to make a scherenschnitte. (Have you noticed how much I love that word?) I am not real happy with this one, and I'm going to do a new one, but I thought I'd show you this one anyway. Now, that I think about it, I may do Kellen's over, too. I have gone back and doctored the photo a little more so there's more contrast in the shades of white, gray, and black. I'm not adding the tiara, even though, that "is Jenna". She is a little princess. In this photo, she's holding her baby cousin, Little Man, for the first time on the day he was born.
I do need to get to a craft store that has better paper and glue than I am presently using. Maybe I can go to Hobby Lobby tomorrow.
I had some leftovers from our Wednesday night supper at church, so tonight we are sharing with my in-laws. My husband will go over and warm up the meat and get things ready, while I go feed my mom.
Now, tell me, do you ever have times that you messed up because you were in a hurry to get something done, and it ended up taking you more time than if you had taken your time? I'd love to know I'm not alone in this.
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