Up 'til about 3 weeks ago
I'd never heard of mini Boden.
Or regular Boden, for that matter.
Miss Chris mentioned she was going to make some
mini Boden knock-offs for her girls.
I thought I might join her.
"What other lovelies were in this catalog?" I wondered.
So I ordered one of my own.
Sure enough there were some cute
I've never fully lined anything before
and I was tempted,
to skip the lining all together
reasoning that the dress would still be cute.
And then I asked myself,
"What would Katy do?"
No doubt about it, she'd line it!
And seeing that
she'd challenged us to try new things,
this being National Sewing Month and all,
I decided to go for it.
(the inspiration dress)
Although you can't really tell in my photos,
I put 3 pleats in each of the four sections of the dress.
After I did that
I cut out my lining pieces.
Everything fit together perfectly!
I don't know if I'll ever buy a pattern again.
I absolutely love how it turned out
and I am so pleased with my workmanship.
Aside from a serger malfunction near the end
(that I haven't yet managed to fix. hmmm)
which caused the inside of my sleeves to not be exactly the same
my work is very nearly flawless.
Well, maybe not flawless, exactly,
but very, very good!
And I'd be proud for my mother-in-law to pick it apart
if she were still alive to do so.
I can't wait to show it to Lily when she wakes up tomorrow!