On to Joann's I went (although I try not to support corporate whores like Joann's, when you need a pattern, it's hard to beat $1.99). I wanted a long sleeved dress and that was surprisingly hard to find. I ended up choosing McCall's 6594 and because I wasn't sure on the fit, decided not to do all the putzy embellishments. The pattern (and all the patterns I saw) only went to size 8, so I looked at the spacing between sizes on the pattern and drew the pattern one size bigger. While at Joann's I saw that they were having a 50% off clearance fabric sale, so I bought enough fabric to make 3 of these dresses.
|The dress and the neighbor's cat in the corner.|
Today I am sending the dress off to my friend, so that her daughter can try it on and see if it fits. If it fits, I will make another with all the embellishments.
I also think I need to start working on Christmas presents. I won't be going to Minnesota for Christmas this year, but we will probably go to Las Vegas to see Jason's parents. I need something that I can send to MN for the major players (mom, grandma, godson) and then something for Jason's family. If you have any ideas, let me know!