|Does she look tired? I got her out of bed to try this on...BAD mother :)|
However...this is not the finished shot, as I still have hem finishing on the ruffle at the bottom after I try it on the small person. You notice I said ruffle and not ruffles btw, as I screwed up my cutting and ended up only having enough for the big ruffle :( Ellieboo, take notice before you ask me for advice again! I stupidly only cut one ruffle piece for each ruffle, when you need two. IDIOT. So now I have one big ruffle only (I think if I had done it properly I might have squeezed out two..but nevermind).
My other issue last night was when I dragged the small person out of bed last night to try it on...it didn't fit!
It was definitely too tight in the bodice, despite some pretty careful size selection. I did manage to rectify this by unpicking (oh the joy) and making the bodice part seam allowance only 1/4 inch or less. And yes, I got her out of bed a second time to try it on again to check before I finished anything.
I have this issue with a lot of clothes I make for Thing One, as she is tall, so fits into size seven and eights, but is also still a bit toddler chubby, as she is actually only five. The older she gets, the leaner she gets but I still run into this now and again. Luckily I could easily fix it this time.
So once I try the dress on her for length (no I didn't get her out of bed a third time...), I can finish the ruffle seam and will post some finished pictures with her in it. It is hard to photograph without a model - Nick is holding the hanger in his teeth in this shot so we can actually see the shape a bit!
See you tomorrow :)