Hip-hip, hurrah!  Yippee!  (Cart-wheel...well, not really...)  :)

You might be wondering what all this jubilation is about...but before I can tell you... more, "Whoopee!"

I have finished my dress! 

Ok, I know it's probably a let-down for you, but I have been working so hard on this!

 It all started...

"Anyway, I am working on making a first one at that! I have made children's clothes, women's skirts, and nick-nacks, but have never attempted a dress! It is an interesting experience. (Just to get things straight, there may or may not be "after" pictures!!! We are just going to have to wait and see. As of now, things are going fairly well.) :)

I chose an angle that you couldn't see all the details...I have to keep some surprises...right?"
"In a previous post, I told you I was making a dress. It turned out so pretty...except, the back. Something about the pattern made the back very, very blousy. Have you ever tried on a dress and at the bottom where the zipper ends, there is this big poof? (I have.) Well, that's how mine looked. I altered and altered it, but it still wouldn't look the way I wanted. Needless to say, I was disappointed...but you never know until you try!"
For months, I have had this dress in my drawer...put away so I could get over the disappointment.  :)  A couple of days ago, I got it out and decided I was going to finish this.  After taking the zipper out, I decided to try buttons, for a smoother finish.  I was still having trouble with the pouf and the blousiness.  I thought it was going to have to go into the drawer for a while longer!
But tonight, (oh, wonderful night it is) I got it to work!  I had to take the skirt off the bodice, resew the back seam, make two darts, and totally fit the dress to me!  It was laborious, but I am so thrilled with the finished product!
I just praise the Lord for giving me the ability to sew and for my dear Momma who told me to keep pressing on and persevering (even when I wanted to give up)!
Thanks for listening to my little victory story...I hope I didn't bore you!
Many blessings!
"And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not."
Galatians 6:9
(Sorry, no pictures tonight, but there will be! Don't worry! :) )