I am obsessed with making dresses for Alice. Which works out well for her. Not so much for my kitchen, laundry and bathrooms. I neglect everything else when I am on the dress-making war path. I think Finn has been saying something about being hungry… And needing to have his teeth brushed.
I will be making Alice’s christening dress very soon; I’ll be cutting up my mom’s wedding dress to do it. I’m a little terrified about that. Since you can’t just run on down to Joann Fabrics to pick up another yard of Sentimental Early 1980’s Mother’s Wedding Dress, I figured i would practice with just plain cotton before I took a pair of scissors to the gown she walked down the aisle in.
True to form, this is the SECOND dress I made. The first one was huge. Maybe Alice will get to wear it next year.
I was happy with the way it turned out…
But it was just a little too traditional. I decided to dye the bottom of it, though I was a little scared to do it. I have read a couple of blog posts about ladies trying to get that trendy ombre effect with Rit dye, only to completely ruin a perfectly good shower curtain.
I tried anyway, and I LOVE it.
So sweet with Dad. This is one of those pics that makes me glad I had kids with this man. Most of the time I want to run for the hills from these three crazies. I mean, just look at my hair; it is practically screaming for me to get myself to a salon rather than make dinner or change another diaper.