I hope you all had a lovely Easter and holiday. I got up before the kids on Easter Sunday and finished off the zipper so she could wear the dress. I am so totally against zippers! Urghh. Anyway, it worked out well and I finished the dress off with a pink ribbon which really made the dress shine. The best decision was to re-do the skirt by gathering it instead of having those pleats. This is a size 8 so she will be able to wear it for a while, at least til end of summer (Feb) over here.
Next time I make up this dress I will use a lighter fabric. It's a nice pattern which also includes a plain bodice which is fully lined. If I do use a ribbon tie again it's a good idea to make those ribbon belts or sew a part of the ribbon to the dress so it doesn't ride up.
It seems that during Easter the retail sector like to have sales so I popped into Lincraft and they were having a 30% off sale storewide. I hadn't planned on buying anything more than a dress zipper (for the Easter dress) but of course, as usual, I perused and found a few things to bring home with me. The craft book section had a lot of marked down items and I could not go past this Debbie Bliss - Essential Knits for Kids book. It was marked $7.99 but with the extra 30% off it was even cheaper! ( You can do the math) Bargain!!!
It's a great book which is divided into four sections of knitting joy: knitting basics. down-time, special time and time-out. It's for ages 2-5yrs old so I have two littlies I could knit for. I decided I would start on the essential v-neck vest in the time-out section for my little man. I just love having a handy vest to pop-on when it's certainly getting chillier over here.
I was even thinking I could venture into the polo-shirt (jumper) or maybe a quick and easy party shrug for the 4yr old. In any case, I did buy yarn to go with the vest project and knitting needles (just in case I never had them at home). I guess if I started now I could finish it within a few weeks (at best, I am very slow at finding time to knit).
We're still having a few more bbq's and get-to-gethers before the kids go back to school and I will be back at work next Monday (ho hum). Hope you're enjoying time-out like I am.
Are you up to any crafting/sewing/relaxing??? I'd love to know.