15 hours.

15 hours is approximately how long it took to sew the dress on the right (from scratch!)

14 hours out of 15 I worked on that dress. The last hour was forfeited due to prior babysitting obligations.

The dress consists of two pieces. A bodice and a skirt.

I wish I had a picture of the back of the bodice! It was my first time putting grommets into anything! The back was laced up with a think pink ribbon! It was very pretty (and my grommets were pretty much perfectly aligned)!

So here’s the story!

When I was first contacted about this project I was told I would just be helping J and B figure out the pattern. Sure! No problem.

I ended up sewing from 1600 until 0230. 10.5 hours. I think with a 15 minute break. I don’t even want to try to count the number of sodas I chugged. All of that time was spent working on the bodice! About an hour was spent on the skirt.

I’ve sewn clothing before but never anything this ginormous(which IS a word mom :)! I gave it my best shot and it turned out to be pretty awesome for my first time working with materials like boning and satiny-stretchy fabric (not sure what type of material it was).

I do think it might have taken me less time if I had been working on a more effecient (in my opinion!) machine. I was working on a very old Singer.

The one I was using was motor powered however I didn’t quite trust myself on the pedal (hard to control the speeds!) So I was using the hand wheel. Let me tell you, my hand is so very sore.

So why were we even making this dress in the first place? Well J is part of a sorority on campus and had a formal to go to at 1745 on Friday. So of course we started sewing on Thursday at 1600. Well, it got done at about 1715 on Friday.

There were a lot of machine malfunctions and needle pokes (oh yea, I hand stitched the binding onto that bodice) and many times I thought to myself ‘Why the heck did I say I would do this again?’

Even though I don’t know J well, B asked me to help and I did it. J really loved her dress and I think it came out very very well (I am more than a bit biased).

She got many compliments on the dress at her dance.

All in all, it was no a complete waste of my time. I’m glad I was able to help out.

P.S. I’m currently working on more embroidery patterns. Get excited! I’ll leave you with 3 words.

  • Thneed
  • Gotham
  • Fate

Is this what it feels like to ‘troll’ on the internet? Mwahaha!

The Fairest of Them All

Tonight was a crafty night for myself and a good friend of mine, Aubrie.

We had ice cream, complaints, music, and plenty of thread and yarn!

Aubrie worked on a decorative fall yarn wreath while I worked on Christmas ornaments! I can’t show you any of  them due to the fact that they’ll make their debut once each one has been given to the recipient!

I did take a break after two or three ornaments to make this cute little stitch based off of Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.

I’m pretty big on being happy with yourself and really appreciating life, because it only happens once for us mere mortals. So I want everyone to know that you are beautiful, now go live your dang life!

I hope you enjoyed it!

Have a great day!

Happy Halloween!

Well, not yet. Especially since it’s only the first of October, but I have a little Halloween post to do, so bear with me!

My Mom sent me a box that included Chelsea’s Quilt, my Tangled Pillow, a few shirts, a little bit of food, and this lovely Halloween themed wall hanging!

I really really love this wall hanging, the word stitching is absolutely adorable!

There’s the whole thing!

Here’s a close up of the stitching! (MY favorite treat! Minus the spiders! :)

Here’s the back of the quilt, focusing on the fact that my mom HAND STITCHED the pocket in which I can put a pole!

So thanks mom! I love it! :)

I hope you all enjoyed it!

Have a Happy 1st of October! :)