6.09.2008

It is a Big Deal ...

So ... I finished my latest (and last ... for awhile ... I think) red/green project. In case you are wondering if it is for you ... it's not. It's for my darling Miss Dub and I have no idea if it will fit her. But I am able to get over that anxiety because I am so excited that I already got over the anxiety of actually sewing clothing from a pattern. Like a McCall's pattern, people. Like a regular sewer.

Since I first picked up a rotary cutter however many years ago, I have shied away from making things involving scissors ... and tissue paper ... and notches. Once when this daughter was living at home, (and she is a seamstress extraordinaire although I can pretty much guarantee that she will retract that statement) she took me to the fabric store and helped me pick out a pattern and material for a simple skirt. Yes, a true mother/daughter role reversal for sure. But wait ... it gets worse. It was too hard for me, so I had her finish it.


But, I am proud to say that I finished this dress all by myself. I even added the piping which wasn't on the pattern. Suddenly, I feel all grown up. Oooh ... maybe I'll try to stay up past 10 tonight.

Eh ... probably not.

Anyway, I love you Miss Dub. Nanny will get this in the mail today.

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12 comments:

steph said...

miss dub is going to look adorable in this little number! LOVE it!

Kim West said...

What a great little dress...

ginny said...

Very, VERY cute. And that skirt was just payback for the many quilts you had to finish for me. And remember how you used to always sew the cutest clothes for us when we were little?

Ashlee said...

Super cute!

Mrs. Dub said...

"nanny do pretty!"

that's what miss dub has to say about her super-cute dress.

as for mocking your sewing skills ... please! at least you didn't fail a basic sewing course in middle school because you cut a chunk off the teacher's finger.

sara said...

I love the shoulder bows! A very nice red/green project!

Mary said...

So cute! And as far as I'm concerned, sewing is like brain surgery -- an eternal mystery to me! LOL
xoxo,
Mary

Glamma Fabulous aka Kelley Smith said...

it's beautiful!!!!!

brookegfunk said...

Wonderful! I also LOVE that your name is Nanny!

hilari said...

it is sooo cute. i can just picture the little miss in it.

Kelli and Craig said...

Its adorable! She will look so cute in it!!

P Daddy said...

Can't wait for a pic of Miss Dub in her Nanny dress.