Thursday, May 20, 2010

Day Late, Dollar Short!

So here is the "angel" who announced to the whole world that she was not wearing anything but dresses and skirts from now on! I asked her what would happen if they were all dirty, would she wear pants or shorts? Very nonchalantly she said "Nope! Guess I'll just have to be in my underwear!"

Atleast she has a plan. Not a very good one, but still a plan.

Later that night, I had to take her sister to Walmart cause she told me at 9:30 pm "oh yeah, I need the fabric for tomorrow to start my tie blanket project for Life Skills."

Thank you my darling daughter for the advance notice.

Anyways, I had to take the bitty one with us. If you didn't know, we are conjoined twins. Seems I can't go anywhere without her. Thank goodness she is starting preschool next year and I will get a few hours of not being bossed around by her. Maybe I should send her teacher a condolence basket now?

I don't care what store I go into. She has to find something that she CAN'T live without!

PUH-LEASE! Just this one thing mommy! She does a fine imitation of Steve Martin from "The Jerk".

All I need is this pencil....

Okay, back to the story that will eventually turn into a tutorial. Pinky swear! There among the fabrics she finds pink princess material. This kid lives for anything pink and princess. Sometimes it is easier to just give in early.

Which I did cause I knew if I didn't one of us was going to be laying on the floor, crying and having a temper tantrum. More than likely me.

So here is that damn material that she just HAD to have!

It's smocked on the top. This was just too easy. I measured around her chest because for some strange reason I do carry around a dressmakers measuring tape in my purse. I needed 20" to go around her.

Excuse me for a moment while I try to remember what it was like to have a 20" anything....

Back to reality....

Since I got a little bit extra, I lined up the top and bottom and cut off the excess. Lined everything up and pinned it. Whisked it off to the sewing machine for a seam.

You know what is the best about this fabric? Prehemmed!

She wanted ribbon straps. Of course she did. I bought a couple extra inches to make straps for it.

She wants something for her hair. It's on my to do list.

Ta daa! One happy little one in a pink princess dress that took 20 minutes to make and cost $6.00.

Don't you love how my kids give me their complete and total attention when I am trying to take a pic of them?!

Yeah honey, ignore the stupid lady behind the camera.

Anyways, about that title. I was supposed to post this for Jan @ Bobbypins Boardwalk's Bragfest.


I like to think though that I am well prepared for next week though!

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Embellished Bayou said...

Very cute! Gotta love that it was pre-hemmed and pre-gathered!

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

That turned out adorable, which of course fits her perfectly... adorable! Hannah and I just saw the presmocked material too and she loved the idea of making something from it. I didn't know it was prehemmed... that just gives me more reason to grant her little wish! My posting has fizzled a little, I gotta do something I love so I can get something on here, I miss it! Theresa

Dar said...

Oh how precious, smocked, hemmed, I must get some to make tops for my GrandLove Girlies...your little one is terrific. I love that she shoots from the hip, tells you like it is, and gets her way, too. cute, Cute, CUTE!!! Don't tell her I said that or it sure will go straight to her pretty little head. She is so much like my daughter used to be at that adorable age. I could never say 'no' either. She IS a princess dollygirl.

Lori said...

OMG ~ I remember those ~ when I used to fit in them of course!! This one is adorable and the price is right. Drop over to my place ~ I think you will be pleasantly surprised. I promise it was not fixed ~ I near peed my pants when I drew your name!!

Southern Lady said...

You did a great job. I have always envied people who could sew. That is so out of my abilities! Your little model is adorable, too. Carla

Dragonfly Treasure said...

How cute!! Smocked, hemmed can't beat that!

Ah yes!! I do, I do need a pitcher of Margheritas!!!


Lisalulu said...

found you thru grandmayellowhair... and man-o-man are you 'whitty'. I enjoyed your posts... and think I'll stay awhile -- maybe i'll learn a thing or two

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

I love you MAGGIE! I laughed so hard I cried and almost... you know... post menopausal, 2 kids, tiny kindneys!
You are a stitch! And your story is just the best and funniest.
Bitty One now has an adorable little princess dress and she looks just as cute as can be in it! Great job- on the dress and on being a great mom!

And thanks for the very funny comment on my post. BTW- I am serious about a visit!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

So, so sweet! What a cutie and such a great personality-enjoy!

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

So we both have the same kind of little best funny, I can relate! except for the dress, i can't sew a thing. it looks so cute on your little one. great job!!

And yes, your sleeping princess is too cute for words!!

icandy... said...

oh, gosh~ she is just way too cute, what a swwet story! my daughter used to act the same way when she was tiny! they grow up so fast...
have a great weekend!

Jen @ said...

Cute dress! She looks adorable. My daughter Ella is the same way. She loves bossing me around, but I am going to miss her so much next year when she goes to kindergarten :)