There has been a lot of sewing in the past week. Thankfully, it's all over now.
This lemon yellow shirred sundress is the camel that broke the proverbial seamstress's back. So to speak. By the time the garment was completed, I had waded through a sea of self-doubt and started to feel like my self-esteem was all tied up with the success - or failure - of my craft projects. Not good. For my efforts, I had the obvious new dress, whose seams and gathers you should not examine too closely, a neglected husband, a horrendously unmopped floor and a stiff neck. Need I mention that the sewing machine is now packed up and waiting to be returned to the baby's room?
Looking on the bright side...the sunny yellow side...I had a new dress to wear on the fourth of July. Something comfortable and gauzy that bares shoulders and has tiny ribbon straps that criss-cross in back.
Through all the making (and the swearing and the negative thinking) I reminded myself that the fabric was on sale - 50% off! Even if it proved to be a massive failure, I could place it high on shelf (with the ugly pajamas I made in a sewing class years ago) and term it a learning experience. Instead, I am a marginally more experienced seamstress. With a new dress.
P.S. Don't my brother-in-law and his wife (who was so complimentary about my new dress) have the prettiest yard? Green and tranquil are the first words that come to mind when I'm relaxing out there.