Starting the Embellishments!
Thank you all for the kind words and compliments on my daughter's Christmas dress. She really enjoyed wearing it - if you could see the way she twirls and swishes around in it you'd know that she's very happy and excited to have such a dress. I really do like making the dresses; it's fun to find the right pattern, fabric and embellishments. Before too long, she probably will be embarrassed that mom makes her clothes, so I'm enjoying it while I can. I am trying to in grain the idea of "custom made" instead of "home made" into her mind. With any amount of luck, it will stick.
We had another two hour delay today due to yesterday's snow/ice storm and I put it to good use, quilting one of the front facings. I've actually had a very productive weekend! This is what I did:
- assemble lining except for sleeves and front facings
- make cuffs
- make peplum
- finish additional quilting on jacket body
- finish assembling sleeves
- cut out blouse
- start blouse assembly
The leaves are embroidered with DMC's Precious Metal Effects embroidery floss in a shiny silver. Tonight I'll finish the few leaves in this section and start the bead/sequin work tomorrow.
Things are really starting to look up! I will have this ensemble ready to photograph on Saturday and will then finish all the little details next week. After that, I am going to take a short break, sew a few things for myself.
Parting Shot: More Kiwi. My husband found Kiwi napping and took these photos. The last one is a bit blurry, but he finally got a shot of her with her pretty golden eyes open!