Since I had white thread in my machine from making my maxi dress toile, I took a bit of a detour and started making a Christening gown for my weeks-old niece.
- Pattern: McCalls M4865
- Fabric: White on White Polka Dot 99
- Notions: Mokuba – White Lace, three satin-covered buttons left over from my wedding dress
I thought I’d be able to finish in a few hours, but I was slowed by a fabric dilemma. I had one-and-a-quarter yards of the white polka dot, but the pattern called for two. After a bit of fiddling, I was able to get all of the pieces onto the fabric without losing any of the length. My solution was to take off one-and-a-quarter inches from the width of both the front and back dress pieces and to add a center seam to the back dress piece.
I was left with a bit of time to sew the cute little bodice together, and I hope to finish the gown during the first half of this week. Then, it’s back to the maxi dress.
How about you – do you ever jump between projects? Is having the right thread and the belief that you’ll be able to quickly finish enough to derail a current, more involved project for a bit?