Heyyyy. Long time, right? Let’s dive right back into things, shall we, and show some pattern testing from June. It’s September after all, so I’m sure this will be completely helpful to everyone.
This is my pattern test for the Blue Ridge (***use code BLUERIDGERLD20 to get 20% off through labor day weekend!***) dress, by Hello Holli. Let me repeat, this was the TESTER and I was a sloppy measurer, so this oversized sack looking garment is what I wound up with. Oops, my bad.
Look at the guns on this girl! Woot. Okay, so this was the starting point. Again, the finished version of the pattern is perfectly polished and lovely, this was the testing process, which is why there is a testing process.
I had grand ideas of picking some of this apart to fix it, but at the end of the day I am a lazy, lazy seamstress and decided to just serge up the side seams, add a zip (otherwise you could peek right down at her underoos), and lop off some length and call it a day. It made a cute and festive 4th of July top, and she chose to wear it a couple more times over the summer which is a big bonus for a non-knit garment. She is all about gymnastics and cartwheels these days so dresses really aren’t cutting it anymore, anyway.
I snapped these at our local little carnival, which is quite interesting. Did you know bounce houses and bouncy slides count as rides? I think it was $3 to go down a bouncy slide, actually. I need to get in on this racket.
Also carnivals are…kind of scary. Between the duct tape holding things together, and random oil spills (is this safe?!) and, um, carnies, it is nothing if not quite a show. But kids…4, 6, and 7-year-olds, they could care less. It may as well be Disney Land. There is something really special about that, and this stage of parenting. I call these the golden years (except for recently. recently i call them the ‘when does school start again?’ days).
Sigh…see ya summer 2015. You were a good one!