This is the last time I'll post about these two dresses, I promise. I got them hemmed and wanted to show you how I did it. On this first dress, I barely had enough length in the skirt. Jenna has apparently grown!!! So, I cut a 5 inch strip of the fabric to go around the bottom. I sandwiched the ribbon in between the dress and this strip. I stitched all the way around, of course, and then turned the strip, ironed, and hemmed it. I'm showing a peek of the crinoline that I added the other day.
On Riley's I made 3 tiny tucks all the way around and then used a decorative stitch to do the hemming.
Here's a peek at the lining of her dress. You can see that I made French seams (on both dresses), and I made a tuck above the hem of the lining. I have the insides facing each other.
Little Man's shirt needs a pocket (for his hanky or ink pen, etc...) and buttons and button holes, and then it will be finished. Since there are no patterns for a dress shirt for a little one this size, I actually bought a shirt at a consignment shop for $3.00 to look at and go by. I've made him a couple of other shirts like this before, but it seemed easier this time. I hope to get his pants made tomorrow or Monday.
My high school class is planning our 40th reunion!!! 40th!!! Has it really been that long? It sure has; we graduated in 1970! A few of us got together today to plan. My husband and I were in the same class. We started dating our senior year. We are the only couple from our class that is married to a classmate. There were a few others, but we're the only ones who have endured this whole time! LOL! I sure hope I can get some more of these pounds off before the big date. It's in a couple of months. We are coordinating with a reunion dance that a band of our classmates had during our h.s. years. They were awesome then, and they have gotten back together after all of these years to play again. Fun!!
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