If there's one thing I really hate about sewing, it's hemming. Poor Todd knows this from experience: he's waited months, sometimes even a year, for me to hem his pants. I procrastinate as long as I can, even when it's a simple little task like mending part of a hem that's come out. If it weren't for the strong desire to finish a project, I'd probably never do any hems at all. But when you've put all the work into making a pattern and sewing the rest of the dress or skirt, you can't really let a little hem stop you from finishing, can you?
This little dress was a brainstorm I had last weekend. I whipped out the pattern, spent a few naptimes sewing it, and then the dress hung in the dining room all week, waiting to be hemmed. So I finally finished it last night and couldn't wait for the weather to turn nice for a photo shoot. The model's mood was a wee bit grey as well; we managed a trip to the library this afternoon, but apparently someone needed a longer nap.
Anyway, I'm happy with the dress but, as always, the pattern needs some tweaking. I was sure that the buttons would sit further in front of her shoulder rather than on top, so the straps need to be adjusted forward about an inch. And I think the curve of the waistline is a bit too extreme. You can't tell from the photos, but there are princess seams on the skirt so that it flares all the way around rather than just at the side seams. I'll be making this pattern again, once the adjustments are made. I think I'll add piping at the princess seams next time, just for the fun of it.
By the way, I don't think I spend very much time on the phone, but I'm getting a few hints that I may be wrong on that count. First of all, I had to get a new cell phone plan because I kept burning through the four hours (!) of time on my old plan. And now a certain someone walks around the apartment with a cell phone glued to her ear with one hand. Perhaps I should start eating jars of Earth's Best Summer Vegetable Dinner baby food, since I'm obviously being imitated very closely.