Sunday, April 25, 2010
My best friend Malia's birthday was last week and her gift took forever to get to her in Detroit, but it's finally there and I can finally share it with you without spoiling any surprises. I followed my favorite wallet tutorial from Verypurpleperson to make this gift. I used flowery oil cloth that has a Hawaiian feel, some plain lining, and a nice white snap.
I also made her a goofy card complete with her cat (who we call Kitty) drawn as a king! I love drawing goofy cards.
The other day while looking in my fabric stash, I came across an old silk shirt and had a brilliant idea. The shirt was handed down to me a couple years ago and I never wore it, but I kept it around anyway because it has some amazing detailing. And now for my great idea... I decided to use the shirt with the Macaron dress pattern that I just purchased. The detailing was originally down the front of the shirt, but I moved it to the back yoke for the dress.
I splurged on some navy blue silk for the rest of the dress even though silk isn't one of the recommended fabrics for this pattern. Well, maybe this was a bad idea. The construction of the dress isn't exactly going poorly, but I keep getting frustrated anyway. I just really want this dress to turn out well. I'm putting it aside for a day or two so that we can sort out our differences, and hopefully after our rest we can work well together.
Now I'll leave you with a super cute portrait of my doggy. I hope everyone had a lovely weekend!