Monday, May 31, 2010
I'm not going to be able to finish the suffolk puff dress in time to send it off today. I was just so close too.
I have the top and the skirt part finished and then I pinned them together to see how it was going to work and realised I had miscalculated how many puffs I needed so I have to sew another row of puffs onto the skirt and then join it to the top. I have pinned it together for the photo (minus the extra row that I need to join on to the back which you can't see).
It's a funny little dress to put together because you can't make curves easily out of suffolk puffs when they are joined together. If I knew a little girl who was just the right size, then I could try it on her and see how it is going to look properly, but alas! I have no such model. Now I know why the lady who made this dress called it the dress of doom! Don't get me wrong, I'm really enjoying making it, It is just not as straight forward as using regular fabric to make a regular dress.
I will take it with me on my trip to qld, that way I'll have something to do in the car. And Steve's mother is an ace seamstress so I will be able to ask her if she has any tips for making the dress hang nicely.
I have been daydreaming about all the little things I can make out of suffolk puffs for children while I have been sewing this little dress. I have so many cute ideas, in fact my brain has been getting a bit carried away. Beatrice is a bit too small for any of these things yet, so I'd like to make some things for some my new blog followers. If any of my followers have small children and they would like something made for them just comment on this post. You can suggest something that you would like made if you like or you can tell me how old your child is and whether it is a boy or a girl and I can suggest something for you. Of course, all of these little goodies are mostly experiments but I would like to be able to make some of these things to sell on etsy eventually so maybe we can do an exchange. You get something made for free for you in return for your constructive criticism and a photo of your little one modelling the item (preferably a photo that I can use on this blog and on etsy, so you would have to be sure that you want me to use a picture of your little one. I promise it will only be used for this blog and etsy)
And I want to thank people for their comment on this blog too. So thankyou to you if you have commented. I get really excited when I get an email saying I have a new comment. I have been trying to figure out how to reply to comments, I did have a fiddle around with Html code to enable me to do this, but the instructions I got off the net for doing this didn't work so I gave up very quickly. One day I'll have another go at it.