I have the GREATEST family EVER!!! Yesterday I had a small surgery--nothing major (I wish Lipo, but no). Although I am pretty much fine, I am a little sore, a lot tired, and pretty uncomfortable. I came home yesterday and went right into nappy-time. When I woke up I had these beauties waiting for me. I have NEVER had flowers delivered to me--seemed kinda like a movie:) They are so pretty and springy and make me happy every time I look at them.
Beyond that....my husband took care of Emersyn all day yesterday, my mom took her home last night, and my in-laws took my hubs on a date last night. I got in some GOOD resting, reading, and even a little crafting last night. How much luckier can a girl get???? I took some Tylenol PMs last night and slept in until 830 this morning. What a luxury!!! EIGHT FREAKING THIRTY!!!!! My house has been a little TOO quiet without my little buddy here, so I EVEN turned on the radio:) THANKS AGAIN FOR THE FLOWERS!! I love you Todd, Marilee, Kevin, Mom, and of course Emersyn for all you do for me!!!
Besides enjoying fresh flowers (don't they even make my garbage can look happy??), I did a little refashion on a summer dress. Here is how it went...
I decided I liked the elastic shirring that HAD been the back of the dress, so I decided to use it for the front of the NEW shirt. SOOO I used one of Em's shirts and cut around it as a pattern. The original dress had a lining, so I just left it in there and cut it all out together. I had a bit of a casualty here when I cut a little bit into the orange shirt. After a few BAD words, I got over it and added the orange shirt (tags still on) to my FIX pile--darn it!!!!
Then I sewed my two pieces together(with the lining still in there) and used the left over fabric to make a little ruffle for the bottom.
I had wanted to used the blue portion from the original front of the dress to make the straps, but I just did not have enough fabric, so I used the original straps. I cut them in half and sewed them into the front and back of the dress and made little ties. I am glad I did it this way because I think it looks cute and summery.
I used the blue scraps--that were going to be the straps-- and some of the leftover scraps of the original straps to make some little rosettes. I only safety pinned the flowers on because I am a little unsure about how this one is gonna work. My model is still at Grandmas and so I am not sure how the shirring is gonna work in the front. SOOOO when I get my kiddo back I will have to see if the front is the FRONT or the BACK. Either way it is cute and frilly--just how I like it:)
Thanks Melissa for cleaning out your closet for us (we ALL know that the Koch's have the BEST clothes). I will think of you every time my little sweetie wears this one:) ♥