1/26/12

Distracted after not making the Bridesmaid Cut

... now what the hell am I going to wear?... ok.. totally joking...

I will be attending a wedding this weekend, which we rsvp'd it seems forever ago and of course I'd forgotten about it.


One would've thought I would have immediately begin preparing for what to wear... but nawwww.... instead of selecting a pattern, fabric, etc., I spent a good amount of time sewing blankets, crocheting and personalizing purchased blankets... just having a giddy ol' time.

For my great-niece, I used printed baby flannel and cotton candy fleece for the reverse side & embroidered her name, and of course what fun is there if it doesn't include burpers & bibs.  All of the pieces were serged right sides together leaving an opening, then turned to the rightside & edge stitched.


Also working up these pieces was a great way to use leftover cotton candy fleece from a project I made for my daughter in 2009.


a peek at the fleece side

Then I was asked to crochet a blanket, which was also a good diversion, single crochet blanket using Red Heart Yarn in blue jewel & blue hawaii for a new mom.  Added a cute carriage applique from Embroidery Library.  After stitching out the carriage, it was then machine stitched onto the blanket.  To ensure the dog feed would not eat my blanket, I used wax paper for the underside.

Pellon Sew-In interfacing is perfect for embroidering appliques.

I couldn't resist embroidering these plush blankets.  One for a new mom and...

one for my great-nephew.



After I was satisfied with my distractions, I finally turned my attention to deciding what to wear to the wedding with only 6 days remaining.  Luckily the fabric was right in reach (I had planned to use it for my daughter's new years dress, but that didn't happen).  The fabric is an interlock knit with crosswise stretch & gold lurex threads throughout.  I'd purchased the fabric about 2 (?) years ago from Sav-a-thon when they were going out of business (Brooklyn location),  .50/yd.


Browsed through several patterns in my stash and pulled a few that would be perfect: New Look 6070, McCalls 6460, McCalls 5752, Butterick 5672, Burda 7352 & last but not least my rtw wrapdress pattern.



Since the fabric speaks volume... like bedazzling sparkly volume, I knew that I needed to do something simple and decided to go with my rtw wrapdress pattern. 

Sunday, I cut the fabric, Monday I was just plain ol' lazy, Tuesday sewed the bodice & attached skirt


The pictures shows a subtle glimmer, but up close & personal... its bedazzling...lol


Last nite I did the neck facing and ties and was too tired to continue and headed to bed.  Tried the dress on this morning and it looks good, but realized I did not do my sloping shoulders alteration... grrrr, so the shoulder seams do not sit squarely along my shoulders.  I normally deepen the shoulder seams and lenghten the armholes, so depending on my energy level when I get home I may undo the facing and part of the side seams to make the shoulder alteration.... double grrr.

Honestly, there is not a lot remaining to finish the dress, hemming the dress, and since it will be sleeveless finish the armholes and make a wrap with the remaining fabric.

I think the hardest part will be deciding which shoes to wear with it... here are two in the line-up... I know I have another pair somewhere..

Until then..... Happy Sewing






17 comments:

Serenity Love Sincere Peace Earth said...

Go Sheila!!!!

Lori said...

You have been very busy, Sheila. The baby items are adorable. Good job on the dress, I like both shoes but the bottom ones are my favorite!

Faye Lewis said...

You'll be the belle of the ball - I mean the wedding. It's beautiful.

A Sewn Wardrobe said...

Beautiful dress Sheila. Keep us posted. I like the first shoes!

Aminat said...

wow you've been busy. I love your dress and great fabric choice...

Irene said...

This is way more time than you had for your daughter's last dress. It's only Thursday... Looks spectacular already. Love both pairs of shoes!

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Such gorgeous items !!! The baby things are soooo pretty. I love the dress and shoes !!! Gorgeous. Are you wearing a shawl and what color are the bride and bridesmaids wearing ?

SEWN said...

That is GORGEOUS!!! Love it. Wear it with the second pair of shoes!!!

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

I love the first pair of shoes but you can't wear those in the winter. You'll have to go with the second pair. If I could look as good as you do in a wrap dress I'd have to jump back and kiss myself!

Sister said...

Oh, now it's not nice to upstage the bride! Which you totally will in that gorgeous dress! I need your mojo for Mardi Gras - I'm trying to decide if I want to sew something new but it's 3 weeks away and I don't sew as fast as you...

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

I really like the dress. You are going to look amazing...and I know you don't care but I vote for the 2nd pair the pumps!

Candice said...

Your dress is beautiful! I love the color and I love both shoes as well, but the ones on the bottom are my pick..

alethia said...

I love the wrap dress and your fabric choice and the dress is "off the chain". I love the first pair of shoes.

Dressed2atee said...

Very pretty dress & an adorable baby things! You done good :)

del said...

I love all the baby stuff! And the dress is gorgeous -- I like both shoes, but the first ones (which it seems everyone loves, especially Real Housewives of Atlanta, lol) never look right on my short feet. So I vote for the second pair. Either way, I'm sure you'll look great at the wedding.

MAD14kt said...

Sheila Baby...I see why you can't call a sista...FIESTA :)

Sheila said...

Thank you.

@ Irene, yes I had more time, but still felt I was under pressure..lol
@ Two cables & a frappe, the groom side wore white w/turquoise & bride side wore white w/ fuchsia.