Monday, January 26, 2015

Step away from that calico

because, if you listen to your tween when she selects a cool calico print, and you make her a dress, it can end up too stiff and never worn.

Burda 8511 Front

Burda 8511 Back
The fabric was on sale. The zip came from my stash of 25 cent zips from SAS. I have already used Burda 8511 successfully for myself many times. This took me about $5 and an afternoon. Lesson learned.

I photographed it only to document it so I can put it in the out bag.  Hopefully, someone else's princess will be less finicky about stiff fabric.  I couldn't get a photograph of her in it (several years ago, when I made it).

She threw a hissy fit recently about trying on clothes that had been made or purchased expressly for her to her specifications because she didn't want to be interrupted.

I think she will not be getting mom-mades for a while until she behaves more charmingly.  I think it is time for mommy to step away and let her purchase her own clothes with her own money.

7 comments:

  1. Oy. Ungrateful wretch. It does sound as if it's time for Sewing Mommy to take a discreet hike into the woods. "oh, honey, I'm having a very busy week", "I have the wrong color thread on the machine" or even just blatantly missing a deadline by a wide margin. You can always teach her something in another 20-30 years :-).

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  2. Oh dear :(
    It look's rather nice fabric.

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    1. She picked the Eiffel Tower fabric, even though I warned her it was quilting, not dress fabric. Sigh.

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  3. Aw. That is a cute print. Is it really that stiff? P's got a bunch of things made out of quilting cotton and doesn't seem to complain about them (she has plenty of other things to complain about).

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    1. No, she's just finicky.

      Do you want the dress? P will grow into it. M can bring it to your office.

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  4. Sure, thanks! P likes to tell people she's been to Paris even though she hasn't.

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  5. But it is such an awesome print! I'd totally have fallen for it, too.

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