Monday, April 21, 2008


It is done!

After a year and a half(yep, you heard right!) of procrastination and unfortunate delays...the purple and silver star nightgown is finished!

I can't believe it took me this long just to complete a sewing project. When I started it, I had grand ideas. I intended on making Fiona this little nightie and then do other sewing projects. But, I got pregnant, busy and just plain lazy! The other problem is I decided (and now I know it was sort of crazy) to sew it completely by hand. And once I started it, I didn't want to change it mid, yes, this is completely hand sewn.

I used Simplicity 5382 view B. I actually really like the pattern. I may make something for Brenna next.

Here is Fiona modeling her new nightgown:

She is very pleased with it. I, on the other hand, am a little disappointed with how it turned out. Obviously, had I not procrastinated, the length would have been better and also the fit in the shoulders and arm would be more comfortable. I also some how miss aligned the yoke and shoulder seems...urgggh! Well, the little princess is pleased and that is what matters most to me:-)

Here is a close up of the ribbon on the yoke, the yoke and little sleeve. I also have a pretty little pearly, flower button on the back from my stash that Fiona picked, but, alas, it was too blurry to post.

Well, now that I have this completed, I will start on the little bloomers for Liam. I would have a week or so ago(like I'd planned)but things got too busy. Tonight, I will pin the pattern pieces to the fabric and cut them out:-) Hopefully, I have beat the procrastination beast!




Lauren Christine said...

Yay! Well done! I need to get started on some "UFO's" tomorrow :)

I've got quite a few of my own...

Fiona looks lovely! And how could you not have sweet dreams in such a pretty gown? :)

Tilly said...

Oh that must feel so good! And hand! :) I love the sparkles in the fabric...she must feel like a princess!