Thursday, May 24, 2012

Busy, very very busy!!!

So much to say, and lots to show!!

I have managed in to get so much done in the last couple of weeks!!  I had fallen in love with this dress from Fairytale Frocks & Lollipops.  I looked at the dress for a couple of days and decided I just HAD to have that pattern. It is an E-Pattern, so I was wondering how that would work for making a dress. Well, I must say it was AMAZING! The directions were fantastic and the service was amazing. I emailed them with a question, and they replied to me in a very timely manner, answered everything, and were so nice.

I had originally started making the dress for my girls for Christmas. BUT, I ran out of time sewing other projects. I had managed to get everything cut out, but that was about it. Then I thought, hmmmm, perfect Easter dresses, but just never got to it. Now that we are approaching summer, we have 3 weddings to go to. So, I finally made the time and got both dresses done. I am so happy with how they turned out!

The Girls love their new dresses.

When we get dressed up for the wedding the bows will look much better :)

It is a full skirt, and all those pleats...hand pleating both the dresses took  almost 3 hours!
I am so happy with the pattern, the service and the outcome, I know I will be going back to Fairytale Frocks and Lollipops to purchase more patterns! They have very large selection of patterns, you can get paper patterns or E-patterns. I highly recommend checking them out :)

Now, on to some rather exciting wowing news!  I shared with everyone that I had entered into the McCalls Quilting Quilt Design Star Challenge. Well, the other day I received notice that I was selected to move on to the challenge 1.  I was so surprised, really there was 148 entries, and they were all amazing, and they narrowed it down to 15 contestants! What a tough decision for the judges!!

So, for challenge 1, I have about 3 weeks to make a quilt top following a certain criteria that has been given to us.  Needless to say, my mind has been going into overdrive, thinking, planning, envisioning, and deciding what I am going to create. I think I have it figured out. And I think I have a fabric selection picked out.  

What do you all think of this selection??

I really think the black background really helps these bright colors pop!!

I am looking forward to creating this and seeing the final product!!

Thank you everyone for the support :)


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful dresses. Love the colors