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« on: August 11, 2008 08:59:58 PM »

Time to go fishin'!  Alright, so they other day at JoAnn's my mother and I were hanging out with the pattern catalogs when my lovely mother noticed the sales sign said that Butterick patterns were 99 cents each.  Oh, Christ on a cracker, it was on.  We got 10 (TEN!!) patterns. (1 umbrella, 3 aprons, 1 dog-themed, 1 swimsuit, and 4 dresses if I remember correctly)  Then we were roaming the fabrics, looking for stuff to make when I happened on goldfish (GOLDFISH) fabric and it's destiny was clear.  I definitely needed an a-line goldfish-themed dress for the new school semester and it was done just in time for being able to see my fiance on our 2.5 year anniversary.  And here it is -
Here, it's not hemmed and the straps aren't attached but it's the best full photo of it.


After the straps (regular orange ribbon) are attached, a closer view of the bust.


Completely hemmed with some (unmatching, in my opinion) flipflops, my zebra bag and Hank with his E collar (he just got fixed last week)


And Mommy Dearest decided to photograph me mid-make (She's so proud lol)



And my first ever dart


The back sewn together pre-zipper


This, by the way, is my first ever "from scratch" anything and I'm amazingly proud of it.  I have some music note fabric and cherry fabric that I officially know /just/ what they'll be used for.  I can't wait to make more of these!! Any comments are SUPER appreciated. (Yes, SUPER.)

Love, Kris. <3

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« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2008 09:09:06 PM »

Well, first off, I DIED laughing at your "Christ on a cracker" comment because I thought I was the only person that said that anymore.

Secondly, I love the name "Hank" for a dog. (May his dingles RIP)  Wink

Thirdly, that dress and fabric ROCK!!!

Good job!  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2008 09:24:18 PM »

Your whole post made me laugh...  from the cute fishies to the "Christ on a cracker" to the poor little dog...  love it!  (the dress is awesome, btw)
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2008 09:25:08 PM »

hehee- Mom taking action shots- gotta love it! I think you did a great job on this dress, I've had some mishaps trying to do dart- so congrats! I especially like the those colors together, with the orange fish & blue waters. (PS the shoes are cute too)  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2008 09:31:35 PM »

i loves the emphasis-ed words Cheesy

love the dress too!
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« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2008 12:00:55 PM »

Dang, I thought I made 'Christ on a cracker' up myself lol  Y'all are way too nice for my own good.

And Hank was the first name he responded to after like an hour.  His real name is Henry VIII ^_^
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