Every since we saw the latest Alice in Wonderland for my birthday last year I have been in love with the Red "Um" dress that Alice wears in that movie. I told everyone "That is the next dress I will make myself!" Flash forward 7 months and I wasn't lying because I haven't made myself a thing in all of this time. Well yesterday I decided to finally get this dress started so I can wear it to a Halloween party I am going to.
I don't have the luxury of just losing myself in a project like I used to so I had to make a list of things to accomplish each day, not just for my project, but for the other things I have going on to.
So here is how yesterdays list read:
go to church
go to Jo Anns and buy ribbon/tulle
read 10 pages of Art History book, chapter 10
Finish section 2.3 of my math book
finish folding/putting away laundry
finish the curtains I started for baby Aubrey
cut out pattern pieces for red dress
pin the ribbons to the boddess
How it went:
Well, I got all of my tasks done pretty much! I didn't quite finish Aubrey's curtain because I ran out of hook-and-loop tape 2/3s of the way through, and that made me mad, but I am so close because I just have to add that last little section and then pull the cord through the curtain because it is a balloon style curtain. Here is a picture:
I really wanted to finish that curtain before I started my own project because otherwise I might never get it done and Aubrey will be moving into her own room in just a few short weeks because she is getting too big for her bassinet! I want it all ready for her.
Here is a sketch I made up of what I think my dress will look like based on the fabrics I bought. (A very rough sketch, I have never tried to sketch a dress before)
The next step was to cut out all of the pieces from my main fabric, which will be the red fabric:
And my last step for yesterday was to pin down the ribbons to my boddess which I will be having to sew on by hand!
Sooooooooo, I accomplished a lot yesterday, and I actually got all of this done before midnight. I would have made it to bed at a reasonable time if curiosity hadn't gotten the best of me and led to me watching the show "Sister Wives" until 1:30 in the morning (All Megan's fault). At any rate, go me!