A couple weeks ago, I was asked to make a Sofia dress.
I agreed to make the dress, looked online and found some help,
and shopped with my friend for the supplies.
The pattern and supplies cost much more than the price of the readymade in the first link.
I eagerly started working on the dress and very quickly started feeling very sorry for the poor factory workers who churn out these cheap, glitzey dresses day and night.
Those poor souls...
Please just give me linen, cotton, and wool every day.
I did not like sewing on "sassy satin" or with sequins or the glitzy shiny stuff with the tiny little glued on metallic sparkle spots that broke a needle one day. UGH!
Just linen, cotton, and wool...
I'll just say the dress was "so special" that one in a lifetime is enough...
Here are the sleeves that were actually sewed into the bodice...the first pair ended up in the garbage.
That's when I really started having fun.
In the end, the dress turned out very nice...not perfect, but certainly lovely and my friend loved it.
It's very full and very princessy looking!
Read my lips...NEVER AGAIN!
I've started working out again with my kettlebells.
They are heavy and hard, but build up my core muscles.
I am stronger because of these weights.
I follow this instructor and go very slowly so as not to injure myself.
Now for a local weather report...
Hot, Gross, Muggy, Wet, Rain Everyday, Hot, Gross, Muggy, More Rain
Okay, off to swing some kettlebells, go grocery shopping, and clean my sewing room of all things purple, shiny, and glitzy.
Have a wonderful day!