That counts as making progress towards sewing a dress, right?
I also bought lining (see photo). This is $10-a-yard lining, people. Per yard! That no one will actually see when the dress is completed (unless I make tragic mistakes). The real, visible fabric cost me $6.20 for the full 2.5 yards, plus a half-yard of piping fabric. I can't believe the price of good lining! Is it any wonder that people use quilting cotton for clothes these days? I'm beginning to see their point.
This is the first time in a long while that I've had all three girls with me when fabric-shopping. I'm pleased to say that they are vastly improved from the days when I wrote that post about buying fabric with small kids. I was privy to this funny exchange in the backseat, enroute to the fabric store:
Emily: I feel like buying fabric today!
Jenna: Well, you're in luck, 'cos that's where we're going.
I can't get enough of Jenna's sense of humor, honestly. She's a fluent reader at age 5 (no credit to me - I refused to do phonics and whatnot and just let her read whatever was lying around the house) and has picked up the most hilarious expressions from stuff she's been reading, including the jokes in the children's menus in restaurants.
Bit of good news: Emily got her store-bought dress for the wedding! At Target! Good old Target. So all three girls have wedding clothes. Now it's just me needing to get my act together so I'll have something to wear.
I'll show you what's standing in my way, though:
Another bag. With piping. I will have to finish it before I have peace of mind to start a dress. Also because I'm too lazy to change needles. As I lay in bed on Saturday night, I deconstructed the draft in my head, so I think (hopelessly optimistic) it will go fast once I actually start. If I start. Uh.. when! I meant to say "when"!