Monday, September 17, 2007

a Spinny Dress

None of T's dresses are "spinny enough" so I've been meaning to make her a layered, gathered spinny dress for a long time. I was a bit scared of gathering but I *do* enjoy learning new sewing techniques so I finally took the time to figure it out. I definitely didn't think I would be able to "set in" sleeves (another technique on my "to learn" list) so I came up with an idea that I personally think is genius (if I do say so myself). I bought a shirt from Target and sewed the skirt of the dress to the shirt. It's soft on top and spinny at the bottom. Quite easy as well. I used fabric I had in my stash but you really need long pieces for it and I mostly have 1/4 and 1/2 yards lying around so I used fabric from "The Princess Quilt." I wonder if anyone at school will notice her dress matches her blanket? Talia seems quite satisfied with the level of spinniness (whew). Many more of these dresses to come!
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