Monday, June 18, 2012

Special Day for Dad and C and a Special Dress to Boot!

Two years ago on Mother's Day we had our first little bundle of joy dedicated at our church.  This year, it was C's turn on Father's Day.  What a wonderful way to celebrate the joy Matt brings as a father with the joy God brings us.

If you're wondering where I've been, I spent most evenings for the past week or so making the first garment I've sewn since high school fashion class.  I wanted C to have something extra special to wear for the occasion and decided on the Sis Boom Marissa pattern.  I will say that although I had to break out the seam ripper more than once and it took me almost 2 hours and four tries to get the gathering of the skirt, any shortfalls were my own and NOT the fault of the pattern.  I will definitely be making this dress again.  

C's Sis Boom Marissa Dress

It came together quite easily and I love the flexibility of mixing fabrics and patterns with the straps and cummerbund.  If I had to do it all over again, I would have made the straps a little longer and gone a little easier on the glue stick application of the zipper.  A combination of my being overzealous and my not properly reading the pattern ended in a large quantity of glue being put where a zipper was not meant to be.  A bit of a sticky situation.

C Rocking the Marissa Dress

Love the contrasting straps and cummerbund.

For C's Marissa dress I chose to use some fabric from Amy Butler's Love Collection and couldn't have happier with the way it turned out.

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