Saturday, March 19, 2011

Little Dorrit dress, Part One

 "That's a lot of hair..."

...errr, fabric. :-)

 I've been working on my Amy Dorrit dress for the Literary Ball!  For a while, it was looking like I wouldn't be able to attend the ball, but everything's seeming to work out that I can go, so I'm VERY excited. :-D :-D  So last week we were at JoAnn's and the polyester shantung fabric was on sale, and it was the right shade for my Amy dress, so I purchased it.  This week I've been working on the mock-up, and yesterday I spent several hours laying out the main fabric and situating the pieces and thinking about it... I can't tell you how scary it was making that first cut into the expensive(to me) fabric. ;-) 
Now to start sewing the actual bodice.  *is very nervous*  Please pray all goes well!

BTW, thought I might mention that the quote and picture at the beginning of this post are from Tangled, and no, I actually haven't seen it yet, only watched the trailers (English and Japanese) and clips from it over and over again. ;-)  But, I have pre-ordered it from Barnes & Noble and it should be shipping in 10 DAYS!  I am SO EXCITED!  I can't WAIT! :-D :-D :-D