Sunday, May 18, 2008

Can You See the Difference?

You might can, but is it a $50 difference? The dress on the left is the one Grace wore to church today, bought from a little fancy children's boutique store. Very cute....I love it. But it looked so darn simple, that I thought today....I might could make that. Being a novice seamstress, I went to Wally-World and looked for the cheapest fabric possible. I wanted to test out my skills before I bought fancy fabric. So viola! $1/yd later and $.60 for the ribbon.....one hour on the sewing machine....and here it is! Can't you just see this with a little monogrammed "G" on it? This is just my first...but for a under 2 bucks? Not bad. The stitching is mediocre and there's no layering underneath it....I wouldn't wash it for fear of it falling to pieces, but....what do you think? Should I sell everything and go into business?

Ok. I'll stick with teaching.

7 comments:

Juli said...

Oh, Florence, it's DARLING!!!!!!!!! What a great job! Grace will look adorable in that. Too bad you're not closer, I'd monogram it for you! I'll bet you could find someone locally who'd do it pretty inexpensively. :)

Juli said...

d FYI, to keep your ribbons from unraveling at the ends, you can use a product called Fray Check. You can find it at WalMart and Hobby Lobby and the like! :) Otherwise, the ribbons on the straps might unravel a bit in the wash.

Keri said...

Great job! Very sweet little dress for a very sweet little girl.

Andi said...

Look at you! I am so proud! You were just talking about that Sunday morning, darn you work fast! It turned out very cute, and I love the ribbon straps. Have a great week!

Amy D. said...

It's me your stranger commenter again...:)
I like your dress better than the other one!

The Garners said...

That is GREAT!!!! I'm so impressed.

Heather said...

Wow..looks very cute!!

 
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