Friday, February 1, 2013

Pretty Princess Sew Along

So I promised myself I would not job in on any quilt alongs this year, as tempting as they are, in favour of working on UFOs for the year.

I failed. Well, sort of. Angela at Cut to Pieces put out this idea of making these pretty dresses. And seeing as my girl loves to wear dresses, I couldn't resist.

So I popped out to the fabric store today (nearest one is like 30 min away, so not something I do often) and 1st goal was to see if they had the pattern I needed. Yep! And what I found out is that for some reason in Canada Simplicity is  cheaper than in the US, and if you bought the fabric at the store there they would give you another 50% off. So I got the pattern for just over $3! The fabric on the other hand. Ouch! No wonder people don't handmake clothes as much any more, it's just not cost effective.

I dragged my husband along - bless him. He's such a wonderful Quilters Husband, and even helped pick out the fabrics.

I decided to get the fabric for two dresses while I was at it. Might as well!

If you want to follow along, check out Angela's blog.