Somewhere a few posts back, I mentioned that my next project was going to be Butterick 5600...and nuthin' right! Instead I use a kewl piece of fabric to make a knit version of my TNT dress (which garnered quite a few complimentss at work, btw!) I know I shared that I came home from being a fabric piggy with a horrible cold...and I made the mistake of taking the pattern pieces out of the envelope while I was medicated and not feeling...so of course I was overwhelmed...seriously overwhelmed with the amount of pattern alterations that I would have to make so that the dress would fit my body.
I put those pieces back in the envelope and moved on. Well I've been going to work these last couple of days and those pattern pieces have been haunting me. Seriously taking up way too much of my thoughts on the way to work and on the way home...when it finally hit me that I should use my TNT dress pattern with B5600 so that I don't have to reinvent the wheel.
Well I was so very proud of myself for coming up with this revelation...and today I shared my heavy revy with Elizabeth (SEWN) who goes...well dayum I thought that was what you were going to do anyway. Seriously deflated my bubble...but okay I'm gonna let her have that one because I'm busting her bubbles on the daily...so she was due for one! *LOL* Y'know what I mean!
Anyway, I don't have to work tomorrow...thank heavens for Jesus! We have Good Friday off and I plan on using my day to celebrate by working on this dress. I mean I have a packed weekend full of celebratory events and I'm just stealing a little me time to work on this dress...I really think Jesus will understand...don't you!?!
So here is a picture of the fabric, pattern and the buttons I scored from GStreet in Rockville, MD.
The buttons are a little larger than the ones recommended on the pattern envelope but we decided that since there is a little bit more of me...it will be fine to use them. Tho' I wish you could have seen me and the woman working behind the button counter at GStreet with my iPad checking to make sure that the buttons worked with the fabric.
Hopefully the next post will be about a finished dress...or at least something about the process!
Finally, I would like to take this opportunity to thank EVERYONE especially the silent majority (that's what I'm gonna call y'all now instead of lurkers...sounds better dontcha think!) who left a comment on the last couple of posts! Gosh, y'all make a gurl feel worthy...truly you do! But seriously, I read each and every comment and want to thank you for taking the time to write...your comments were so appreciated!!! There were a few questions and I will address them this weekend, promise!