|this actually looks pink in the movie - anyway...Sophia Wanted pink.|
I made circles until I got dizzy
and kept thinking..."I've got to get started on that dress". I picked out the fabrics from my stash that would approximate what I was seeing on Sophia's Barbie video and looked at them for weeks.
A couple days ago, my daughter, Hillary, said, "Mom...you know she needs that dress on Wednesday".
But...get started I did.
Yesterday while Sophia was here, I made the top half of it.
I took one of her tank tops and chopped off one strap and each side seam.
She said, "You've RUined it"!!! And it kind of looked like I had...but I assured her I hadn't and covered it with glittery fabric,
sewed it back up and then struggled to pull it down over her head for a fitting. It was tight.
When I tried to pull it back off over her head (it would NOT go down) she panicked a little and I ended up cutting it off. She kept telling me, "annie! grandma...my dress needs a ZIPPER." This is a three year old - but gettin real close to four - we're talkin about here.
Needless to say, neither of us were ready to "get back on the horse" so we put that project away for the day.
with determination and perseverance...
and Sophia at her house and me at mine...
I made myself start from scratch FIRST thing this morning.
It's almost finished!!!
And I love it.
I took it down to their house for a fitting and she loves it. She was quite disappointed when I took it off of her to bring it back home for the last touches.
It was a little big around the top...
needed a few other little things done
but it will be finished by the time she comes to spend the night tomorrow.
I also finished my first Colombian commissioned bohemiannie! bag...
Earlier this week, I went to the modista and got all of this...
for $23.150 COP - which translates to about $12.00 US!!!! Hot DOG!!!
That means I can use ALL the thread I want without worrying about how much a spool costs!!! (Those are big cone spools!!!).
OK...Gotta go make a Barbie Charm School dress bow now!
Whoops...almost forgot...I'm linking you to Artists In Blogland and hope you'll go on over there to see what all those girls are up to.
Peace, love and all that good stuff...