Saturday, 13 January 2018

Day 6 - Heather Dress and Family Fun

I finished a dress I started last Sunday. It's the Heather Dress by Sew Over It.  I like the result. Here is the process it takes to make a pattern from a pdf file. At least this is the way I do it:

Tape the pages together, carefully attaching numbered triangles. Then cut out the individual pieces.

Next I chose which size to make for myself. I picked size 10, the second size. I found it helpful to trace the outlines with yellow highlighter for my size before cutting out the pieces. 

Next, pin the pieces on your fabric and cut them out. I used an old knit bed sheet. It was a top sheet which my son did not want for his bed anymore. He has renounced top sheets. So I decided to make it into a dress. I selected the Heather Dress.

Once all the pieces were cut out, I set about to sew it all together and rather like the result as you can see below.

I made it long. I cut the front and back pieces out at the bottom of the bed sheet, where it had already been hemmed. That way I did not need to hem at the end, which did not take any of the length away from the dress. I like this color and I like the fit. I very much like the deep pockets. I could fit a lot of snacks in there if I needed to. 
I accidentally sewed the middle panel in wrong side up. That is why the hem faces out instead of facing in. I don't mind though, I kind of like it that way.
 Pockets!
 My Tom Sawyer boy.

Little pieces of the rest of the family. Today we went to a photographer friend's house and had family pictures taken. It was great fun and afterward we decided to go to Red Robin for food. My two oldest boys work full time and live on their own, so it's a treat for me when we all get together.

A random shot of me trying to get the timer on my ipad to work. Daughter in background doing something funny.

Bible Reading:
Song of Solomon, chapter 5, 6
Excerpt: Song of Sol. chap 6 vs 4 You are beautiful as Tirzah, my love, lovely as Jerusalem, awesome as an army with banners. (groom speaking to his bride)

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