kate5kiwis: sew freaky


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Saturday, March 10, 2007

sew freaky

2 days ago i got a frantic email request from D17's school show producer...
Hi there, Stranger! Just wondering if your sewing machine is willing to jump into action and sew a fairy dress or two for us?
(no, D17 is *not* a fairy. he's not even "Boy Waiting at Bus Stop")
i immediately thought, *sure* (i mean, how hard can that be??) and oh. my. gosh. i had quite the freakout when two *ball* dresses arrived. i can sew a straight line on my 1950's machine (which sews forwards and backwards) but... ball dresses?????
sew... i made a frantic phone call to the lovely louise who dropped everything and brought her machine over, and patiently pinned a zip in and cut out straps etc. and i sewed and pressed and gathered (all in the right places lol) and look!!!! here is the first one:
(mwah to my resident model)

i am *really* freaking about the second dress though, it's fuschia stretch velvet. i wish we still lived just up the road from auntie mim...


Blogger Emily said...

Well it looks VERY pretty :)

10:43 AM  
Blogger oacemama said...

Gorgeous...and the dress is pretty nice too! I can't believe your baby is getting so grown up...she is always seven in my mind!

7:49 PM  
Blogger BeachMama said...

Oh but it is so gorgeous as is the model! Good luck with the second one, stretch velvet is not my fave either :).

2:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you get to Carnegie Hall?

4:43 PM  
Blogger kate5kiwis said...

thanks girls.

hey dad aka anon, i have decided *not* to *practice practice practice* on the stretch velvet dress: too tricky.
i think i'll put my name down to do stage make-up on the performance nights instead.....

6:15 PM  
Anonymous Ball Dresser said...

lookin good!

2:31 PM  

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