Sunday, October 3, 2010

Cupcake Dress Update


I know some people are bored with work-in-progress updates; if that's you, goodbye! :)

I have been sewing so slowly lately with school. School isn't overwhelming me like last year, but it is time consuming. Plus, I have had some unfortunate after club late nights- two times parents didn't come pick up their child until after 6pm- when the club ends at 4:30! We are legally not allowed to leave until the kids are picked up, obviously, so it was unfortunate!

However, I have made the skirt for my dress. Now all I need to do is to sew the skirt to the bodice, make two buttonholes and sew on the snaps and buttons. I hope I can finish this tomorrow!

Dress overall- remember, the skirt isn't attached, so it won't be crooked.
The giant, awesome collar.
The buttons I chose for it out of my stash.
The many-pleated skirt. They are in little groups of three, maybe 30 total?
It definitely is now the Cupcake Dress because it is so poofy and pink. I will look like a big dorky cupcake in it. I doubt it will help me look 26, and not a middle school student, but oh well! You only live once!

7 comments:

  1. You have my sympathies! I do two afterschool clubs, and there is one boy in both who is picked up late very often. People tell me to kick him out of the club, but I don't think that's very fair to the kid. What's worse is when he tries calling and gets voice mail. I'm not even sure they know where he is! I have had him call home at the beginning of our meeting, to remind his parents that we're done at 4:30. Sometimes it helps, sometimes not.

    Sorry this isn't sewing related, but as a fellow teacher, I feel your pain!! I love the pink of your dress. It'll be perfect in the spring, when you want something cool and pretty!

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  2. This is fantastic! I await action shots! You can style this so cute with little white flats! and big chunky white pearls!!

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  3. Wow this is looking great and I'm itching to makr mine now. All I have to do is find fabric as cute as yours!

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  4. Looking great so far! The fabric is lovely...love the dots!!

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  5. Oh la la, it is adorable. I love everything about it: the print, the collar and the pleats oh, and the button! so cute!

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