Anywho, it's turned out very nicely. :) It's taken me twice as long as it should have. But look at this close up:
That's a placket. I sewed it there. All by me lonesome. A placket I say! What? You don't know what a placket is?? I didn't either...but Sew Sweet's awesome patterns had the foresight to have a glossary at the back of the PDF pattern. Very handy. :) The only thing left are the button holes.
Grrr. The button holes. They have been a royal pain for two days!!! I have done a few "practice runs" on scrap fabric flawlessly. I mean, honestly, the machine does all the work! But every stinkin' time I try to add them to the actual dress, I get this:
As you can see, the left one almost worked. And then the thread broke. Or at least appeared to. Any ideas or suggestions???? I'm desperate!
On another note, this little girl:
LOVES to play outside. :) I couldn't be happier that she requests to play outside on her swing set and in the sand box immediately following every nap. :) I heart her. And, yes, I succumb to her requests even though the temperature today has reached 90 and I'm 5 weeks away from birthing a child. Hello swollen limbs, you are so worth those smiles. :)