Miss Keegan's school concert is on in just under two weeks
so I really needed to "pull my finger out".
Most years I have found that costumes are easy,
something from the wardrobe and not to much thought or planning.
Well not this year.
We have a Rock and Roll theme to work with.
So off to Spotlight on Sunday it was.
Found a pattern, easy, it even said it was easy to make. Double bonus in my books.
Keegan picked the fabric, cool.
Now anyone that really knows me knows that I don't sew clothing ...... of any sort!
That's what my mum does :) Well not this time, this time it is all up to me
(I did ring my mum and offer to go visit this week, with pattern and fabric in hand.
Might have even tried to bribe her to come for a drive and a visit :o)
No luck though, this one is for me to do )
Give me a quilt pattern any day as reading a clothing pattern is "double dutch" to me :o)
Have to mention, in full disclosure that I had to do a return trip to Spotlight for the Zip!
Woops, no one told me it needed a zip.
So, in all disclosure here, I rang mum again.
I've never done a ZIP
After helping me locate my Zipper Foot ..... wow didn't know I had one of them :o)
and guiding me through the process I have to admit that I am super pleased
with my first effort (insert huge cheeky grin here)
My Model aka Keegan is at school
so I can't show you the finished item on her
but I do have this pic that I put up on Instagram (lilabellelane) yesterday.
Since then I have hand stitched the lead, finished the Scotty Dog, added a bow and
attached an underskirt (this bit was not in the pattern so I am going
to claim bonus points for this) to give is some "flare"
Looks much better on Keegan than this coat hanger.
Oh I hope I don't have to "lift the bar" for next years costume.
Have I started something?
Anyway, I am super pleased with the final product.
Not bad for a days sewing.
Now I just need to find a scarf for her neck and maybe a
new pair of shoes and of course some bobby socks.
Rock on Keegan
Oh and I even managed to impress my mum!
A win all around :o)