Saturday, March 8, 2014

Woops and Tears

I forgot to take pictures, but I found a big booboo last night.  After all that hand sewing all day I found out some how when sewing on the black midriff area my line moved up in the back and it was all off kilter.  So when I got to it this afternoon I picked out stitches and re-sewed it back into the correct position.

Yesterday, I really spent time on this project.  I thought I was done with the bodice (before I found the glitch where the midriff was all off) so I started on the skirt.  I figured out how I was going to  tackle it and actually put the scissors to the fabric.  I added an organza interlining and a lining of the same skirt fabric but in cream.  It is all ready to sew onto the bodice now that I fixed it,  But before I do that I need to add the lace to the skirt edge.

The lace that I plan on using is currently white and I plan on dyeing it black to match the midriff.  I have only dyed one other time.  That was when I dyed the lace burgundy.  The dying went fine that time so I am not nervous about it.  But, I do have to make a trip to JoAnn's to get some black dye.

I could have gotten the dye today but I was in a real funk.  One of my favorite grand-dogs has been ill and today he was leaving us.  Otis is his name and he was the sweetest, giant lovebug.  I am going to miss him so much.  I suspect that his sister Isis will get used to his absence pretty soon.  Otis would alway push his way in front of her.....she is pretty shy.  She will probably appreciate not having him wack her in the face with his tail all the time too.  Yeh, I don't think it will take her long to get used to getting all the attention.



  1. Oh I'm so sorry. I just lost my giant dog too a few months ago. Gentle giants are the best.

  2. Thank you for your thoughts, Tracey. They sure do take a part of our hearts when they leave.