I started out my sewing endeavors today by hauling Savannah down to the basement with me and helping me pick fabric. Then I cut out the pattern for what I intended to be my first project.
Once Savannah fitted me, I laid out this "perfect" yellow...and wanted to cry. There wasn't enough!! (Savannah had thought there was; she has the skill of reading yardage unlike me.) I remembered a blue that was about right (looks wise) and brought that upstairs. Same deal. Not enough fabric! Bummer.
I got over that and instead whipped up my peasant top blouse which I plan on wearing with the skirt that goes with my "sailor suit" (we ordered an actual vintage pattern off line! *chokes* [it's my money...I thought it worth it! ;)].) Two hours (minus the eyelets) maximum and no "recipe" sheet either! You reckon I can start calling myself a seamstress at this rate? (Ahem, just don't inspect my eyelets...they still look like crud; but at least the holes aren't going to unravel!)
I kept insisting that I wanted a yellow (or orange) ball dress, but we didn't have any fabric that color or amount.
Mama did not like the idea, so she was pleased when Savannah remarked on some pink stuff (what'd they call it? It's fake silk.) Well, me, I didn't like the idea and went so far as to call the shade "ugly". I got talked into going downstair and bringing it up so I could "see it in the sunlight". I was still turning my nose up (you do know I'm kinda opinionated, don't you?), but Mama told me to, "Go put some make-up on and then look at it."
I did and I did. They were right. The color is the shade that makes me look good. So, I grinned, giggled guiltily, and acquiesced. I thought I knew how I wanted to make it up...but at this point, I'm kind of confused...what with different pattern suggestions. I think I'll wait until later to put my foot down on style.
So, I'm hoping I have enough fabric to make my sailor suit (funny being so excited over a sailor suit and me an Army-brat! [however, I have relatives who served in the Navy, so maybe it isn't so odd]), and to find a nice piece for my "french line dress with the buttons all the way up" and of course, the proper look for my pink dress.
Katherine pretty much has everything already in her wardrobe. She's set and doesn't need to do any sewing. (Oh yeah, and she has some real great shoes to boot! I'm not even thinking shoes yet--seriously, that is.)
Savannah actually got excited today and has planned two or three outfits herself. (While, of course, putting up with her goofy sister's constant blather...) She's going to be just bee-u-tiful!
So, that's been my day...busy.
Oh yes, let's not forget the huge pile of dishes I washed either... ;)