Monday, April 27, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
3) Lay the ruler on the skirt so that the bottom edge is one inch below the lowest pockets. Or, if you are using a yardstick place it across the skirt so that the top edge is up against the bottom edge of the lowest pockets
4) Place a row of straight pins across the bottom of the ruler or yard stick to mark your cutting line then remove the ruler and cut straight across just below the pins. Remove the pins.
5) Now you need to decide how wide you want your side panels to be. You don't want them quite as wide as your middle panel (the focal point) but still wide enough that they are not drawfed by it. When you decide measure the distance very carefully from the side seam on both sides and mark with a pin (you should have four pins in your skirt). Set your skirt aside.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Just before Easter we were able to attend a father-daughter dinner at church. We had a lovely time together and the girls vastly enjoyed getting dressed up and going out with Daddy.
Greeting friends. Mary Laurence's friend Sarah (whom she talks about all the time) made her dress for the dinner. Isn't it just smashing?!
Somehow Daddy and Emma became involved in the entertainment. The girl's were asked a question about their fathers and then the dad's held up a paper with the answer.
I think that's all for now. I have some sweet birthday party pictures to post but unfortunately I have misplaced the memory card they are on. But you may rest assured that I will post them as soon as the wayward card is found! (Can you tell I've been reading Robin Hood?)
P.S. - Just in case you are wondering, no, I did not make my dress.
I just watched this movie last night and though it probably won't go on my favorites list I did really enjoy it. It was so funny to see silly Mr. Coxe as a swashbuckler! I capped this costume for a cyberspace friend and I might add one or two more costumes later while I still have the DVD.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
And the winner is Amber! Congratulations! You can contact me through Sense and Sensibility message forum (my username is "finduilas") or you can e-mail me at carolinegf1(at)gmail(dot)com.