Sunday, May 3, 2009

It Will Only Take An Hour






I cannot tell you how many times in my life I have recited those famous last words. And totally, 100% believed myself when saying it. I decided earlier in the week to make a dress as a gift for the baby shower I was invited to on Sunday afternoon. I knew all week what I was making and the fabrics I was using. I've made dresses many times so I figured, you know, an hour (or two tops!) and I would be good to go. Running errands on Saturday I found this cute teddy bear and decided to make a matching dress for the bear. And a headband for the momma-to-be so she too can coordinate with her daughter. So it was about 8:30PM Saturday when I finally sat down to figure out my measurements. Crafters, back me up here. Sometimes you can visualize a project in your head, start to finish, and just instinctively know exactly what to do to make your completed project. And then there was last night. It was just one of those brain freeze moments. I knew what to do. I mean, look how simplistic the dresses are. But it was one of those nights when about an hour in I realized I should have done this at 8AM instead when I was fresh and thinking clearly. It. Just. Took. Me. For. Ev. Er!! Just one of those nights. Ugh! But I finished. A million hours later maybe. But I think it's pretty stinkin' cute, if I do say so myself. The top is an adorable pink and white polka dot and the bottom is a Lilly print. It garnered lots of ooh's and aah's at the shower. Baby girls are just so much fun dress!





19 comments:

~Holly~ said...

Well however long it took you, it was well worth it!! So very cute!! :)

Happy Dash said...

precious! That is one lucky baby girl :)

Lou Lou said...

This is the most thoughtful gift ever! You are SO talented! The mommy to be will LOVE this!

Marla said...

That is so cute! I keep thinking I need to give the pillowcase dress a try. Yours turned out great!

Miss M! said...

They came out super cute!

(love your blog - hate the Anonymouse thing. It messes up my bloglines!)

Buford Betty said...

Super cute as always!

Jennifer said...

That is so cute. I know exactly what you mean about having brain freeze nights.

Torch Lake Prep said...

You are very talented and I would have loved that baby gift!

Hollie and Janie said...

that is too cute!! you are so talented!!!!

Nutshell Berry said...

Oh gosh do I know what you mean about time estimating and sewing projects. I always underestimate - which is why I sew summer stuff in winter (cause it will take me that long to get it together - all puns intended)!

Super cute project you made though! Very adorable!!

Christin said...

Precious!

Ab said...

So, so adorable! You've inspired me to make one for my daughter and her lovey/bunny!

Gifting Gumshoe said...

Wow-you're so talented, I'm jealous! That is TOO cute!

flip flops and pearls said...

OMGosh.....too precious!!!

Polka Dots & Protein Bars said...

How adorable! I love it!

PLD said...

OMG...too cute!

QueenBeeSwain said...

you are such a sweetheart- I cannot think of a more precious or thoughtful or heartfelt gift for the momma to be and the baby :) this is one of those gifts that will be talked about for the rest of baby's life :)

kHm

Kate said...

I know you said it took you forever but you should sell these! So adorable!

the Preppy Princess said...

Oh goodness, this is *so* worth the time investment Miss Crocodile! Darling is an understatement!

And the time estimation? Oh yes, indeedy.

tp

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