Monday, April 19, 2010

Many Many Colors

I finally got my camera back!
So this is what I planned to post a couple of days ago...
Israel is celebrating Independence Day, I thought this would be a great excuse to make my girls new dresses...
I know, I said several times, they both have enough, but in fact, my 6 years old has gotten so tall... none of her old dresses fit anymore. My 3 years old does have many dresses, but most of them are not new. So there you go... They needed new dresses!
This time I chose Farbenmix Tini!

So, I don't often make stuff with English instructions... But I tried. I did have a problem. I made three dresses, three different ways.
I thought for some reason that the waist part is supposed to be more close fitting, with elastics, but didn't know how to do it. I don't like the use of the bobbin's elastics thread for that, I am not sure why, but it sometimes gets torn after washing...
So for the first dress, I added a band, and put elastics in it.

For the second dress - I made the front part longer and added the elastics behind it.

For the third dress - I made the front part just a bit longer, and didn't put elastics in it - so it took far less time...

I like them all!
But I think I like this last one, the soft pink one, the most!
I added these cute hair clips to match the dresses. This is so easy! I made it from a photo guide in Polka Dot Pineapple

The really hard thing about this pattern - is stopping.. It's kind of addictive. I could have done many more, and my girls would wear them all..,
but I have so many additional patterns to try!

A bit more...
Yesterday I spent the morning with a friend, tracing and cutting!
I now have about four projects that are already cut, and four more that are already traced...
It was good, and productive!

My plans for the coming two weeks -
1. Try a dress for myself... My parents have a surprise party to celebrate my mom's 60th birthday... I would like to have something new and nice to wear!
2. A baby girl gift for a friend...
3. Two more Tini-s for my girls.

On another matter - when checking for spelling mistakes using this ABC icon - I always get - no spelling errors! Even when I know there are some! why is that? Does anybody know???