Thursday, June 10, 2010

Can You Believe..............(and a great giveaway!)

what I did!?!  The little aqua Barbie dress is for my friend's (who happens to also be my manicurist.....yep, I treat myself to a manicure every other week) daughter.  I took it yesterday.  Little Cutie tried it on.  It fit perfectly, except that the elastic across the back was just a little tight and the straps just a little short.  Little Cutie just smiled with stars in her eyes because she LOVED it!!!   Yea!!!!  The elastic and straps are an easy fix.  Whew!!!
She took the dress off, her mom laid it across my lap, and we proceeded with the manicure.  WHY did I put my hand in my lap????  WHY?  Because I wasn't thinking!!!  Anyway, of course you know what happened, right?  That's right..... I got nail polish on the dress.  Bright reddish pink nail polish.  Granted it was just a little, but any is too much.  It got on the lace across the front and on the inside of one of the straps.  Her mom was like, "Oh don't worry, my nail polish remover will take that out."  "Try it now," I exclaimed.  She did.  IT DIDN'T take it out!!!!  So, it was back to the sewing room.  I took apart one of the bodice pieces, removed the lace and the strap.  I, thankfully, had more and enough of the lace left over to replace it.  I remade the strap.  Then, I sewed it all back together, lengthening the straps and elastic!!!  Whew!  It's fixed and delivered, again!  I just hope it fits correctly now.  Her mom said she'll wear it to church on Sunday.  I hope to see her in it again.

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Kim said...

oh no Julia! I am glad you were able to fix it though and how awesome that the little girl loved it so much- must make your heart sing to see that :)

Jan said...

What a scare! So glad you were able to remedy the fitting and nail polish issues. Your little friend will be thrilled!

Claudia said...

Oh my gosh, Julia, I have done that same thing with nail polish. Nothing gets it out. So glad you were able to salvage that adorable dress.


Donna said...

Wow Julia..that must be so frustrating! Have you tried hair spray? I guess it doesn't matter a you have fixed it now. I love that you made the barbie doll dress. My grandma was the queen of seamstresses and she made me gorgeous doll clothes. It makes me happy to know someone is doing that too. :o)

Marydon said...

Aren't you the sweetest ever! And, to take it all aparat to fix it ... precious soul, beautiful heart.

Have a beau-TEA-ful day!
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Trudy Callan said...

Thank God you were able to fix it. How scary that must have been.

Jackie said...

Oh Julia! My stomach just dropped when I read your post. I'm so glad you were able to fix it (of course you were, you are Julia the Magical Seamstress after all)! I know the little girl is going to remember that dress for the rest of her life.

Sharon said...

That sounds like something I would have done, LOL. I'm sorry that the nail polish didn't solve it right then and there, but glad you were able to fix it and make a little girl very, very happY!

MushyWear said...

So happy to hear your little friend loved the dress and that you were able to fix it. What a bummer to have to go through that.

gwensews said...

Oh, no! What a misfortune. Sorry about that, Julia.

gwensews said...

How cute! For Christmas, how about a holiday type applique on red dresses, with a white, frilly blouse underneath?

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