Friday, April 30, 2010

Sew Divalicious!

McCall's MP336
As you can see, I've been working on the dress at right. I picked up the McCall's pattern and fabric last weekend at Walmart. Yes, Walmart! The fabric is brill. The pattern directions were fairly simple...I didn't have really any trouble...can you believe it? The gathers were a bit tricky and time consuming, but not too hard to handle. The only difference I made to the pattern is that I added another strip to the bottom in order to make the dress longer. I did not gather this part. What do you think? Oh, the model is my five year old daughter...she's a diva.

Today, of course, was Flea Market Friday. That in mind, I scored big time! I got a hodge podge of fabrics, including at least 2 yards of white eyelet and two "grab bags" of trims and lace! I also found a bag within one of the grab bags full of "old school" pearl-like snaps and snap setter. This has to be really old. I have no idea how to use this, but I do know it involves a hammer. What could go wrong?
Old School Snaps and Setter
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Cyndi said...

That dress is adorable! I love those fabrics - might have to make a trip to Walmart. LOL!!! I like the length of it, too...good idea to add that extra row at the bottom.

Uh, the only thing that can go wrong with the snap thingy is if you hit your thumb with the hammer like I did! LOL!!!! I actually have one of those, too and prefer it to the snap pliers. It works better, IMO!!!



Angela said...

Thanks! Yes, I remember you saying you injured yourself with a hammer recently! I haven't tried it yet, but the "pearl" snaps are so pretty...I can't wait to try it out!