Thursday, December 8, 2011

Quick Skirt, and Sad News about the Dress

First up - we took family pictures today. I had tried to do some via tripod, but they were an epic fail. So I asked my sister in law to take a few for us. As I was planning the wardrobe, I realized the sever lack of nice skirts for the princess. So, I made this one. It took less than 1 hour, start to finish!!!! I am definitely going to do a tutorial on this skirt soon!


I used suiting for the first time ever! (Hello, TNT!)


I must say - I have now fallen in Looooooove with suiting! It is so soft and the perfect weight! And the lining fabric was so silky too... I love finding a good fabric! It does fray a bit, but not any worse than organza or satins.


Check out my hem-less hem! It was so easy and I'm glad it worked as well as it did! Again, stay tuned for the tutorial!

So, in other news, I managed another epic fail on my pretty blue dress. Everything went pretty well, but once the zipper was in I found a major problem with the fit that cannot be easily fixed. I would have to redo the entire bodice (and that's the hardest part of the dress!) Grrr...

I am sad about it, but - never to be kept down - I know what needs to change, and I am planning on redoing the dress - in suiting. **Delighted Sigh** I think I will like this much better than satin prom-dress material anyway! :)



Linking up to TNT at Happy Quilting!! Cheers!

8 comments:

Melinda said...

I've never tried suiting. Definitely need to check into that. Sorry about the dress. I hate when it comes to the end of a project for me to find the big aggravating mistake! I hope it turns out better now that you're changing to another fabric!

Leanne said...

Sorry to hear about the dress, glad to hear you will give it another try. The suiting looks very nice to work with.

tiffany said...

that sucks about the dress and the princess's skirt is cute i love how she is poseing in it

M-R said...

Good work with the skirt, Lindsay. Too bad about the dress, but yay for having another go at it with the suiting. Way more practical and fun fabric.

Elizabeth Dackson said...

Wow, you're a braver girl than me! Look at you go - suiting?? It looks fantastic! Bummer about the blue dress, though your skirt looks fabulous :)

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

Wow!! That is totally awesome!! I don't think I am brave enough to try suiting :)

Katie B. said...

So cute! Love that little pose. :)

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

I've never tried suiting either! The skirt is cute -- you can tell she was loving it in the second photo!:)