I bought fabric for a dress for Liberty last week. She’s sewed some, so I decided to throw her into the world of paper patterns and see how she does. We finally got it cut out Thursday, and I was frustrated to find over a yard extra fabric when we were finished. Leftovers are lovely, except I paid for that! We counted pieces to be sure we had everything, and I decided to make myself a skirt from the extra.
I had a moment that I considered waiting to be sure we didn’t need it, but I had time to sew, Liberty was gone at a overnight teen retreat so she couldn’t sew anyway, so I went for it. Then Liberty got home, we started on her dress and… We forgot to cut two skirt pieces out.
I’d used every last bit on my skirt, and we bought seasonal fabric – ie. they get one bolt in of it, and when it’s gone it’s gone.
Seriously. One emergency trip into town for anther yard of fabric later, we’re saved. They had maybe two yards left. Whew.
I used the extra width her dress didn’t need for a skirt for Charlotte. She’s super glad that I messed up.
I’m just hoping that’s the only mistake.
In other news, while I ran for fabric, Blaine stayed home with the kids. The kids made supper. I came home to fried pork chops, fried apples, hash browns, and green beans, 100% kid made from scratch. My work is done.
After I teach them to sew.
P.s. Stellan’s good mood didn’t last. We’re trying reflux meds and he gets his tongue tie clipped next week. I cringe at the thought, but if it solves his misery, it’s worth it.