Made a Dress from a PDF pattern for Try Something New Thursday

I have recently fallen in love with this blog.  And I remember the night I read about their family adventure they were inviting all of us to join.  And I kind of understood what Elizabeth experienced when she saw her cousin Mary “When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the unborn baby inside her jumped and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit,”  Luke 1:41, New Century Version.  Now I am not claiming Miss Patrice lept as I read the post, but I was expecting at the time and I did feel something in me leap and say, “let me help, let me help.”

I was a little hesitant to get involved with something I heard about on the internet, but that didn’t stop my heart from responding as they shared what the Lord was calling their family to do, and I knew the Lord was calling me to join in. 

Next month I will begin asking you to join in with me.  I have volunteered to be a point person to collect obstetric/birthing supplies for Mercy House.  Please let me know if you have any contacts that could help with items such as Medical supplies-gauze, band ages, Latex gloves, Clamps for baby’s umbilical cord or string, Polythene draper –clean pads for delivery, vitamins, blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, tylenol, etc.

In the meantime, I made a tunic style dress.  This will go to the home for one of the girls to wear during her pregnancy.  You all have joined me in my sewing journey, so you know my skills are somewhat limited, but I try.  And with each project I learn something.  With this project I learned the fabric amount listed was about half of what was actually needed.  Then, three times, I learned to rip out stitches in order to make the elastic lay flat in the collar.  It kept getting twisted right at the end of pulling it through, ugggghhh.  And I learned, the author of the pattern should get a proofreader.  The patten is full of typos, but that is neither here nor there. 

Here are some of the steps in my project:

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3 Responses to Made a Dress from a PDF pattern for Try Something New Thursday

  1. Great job!! Thank you so much for your help with Mercy House.

  2. Looks like your dress turned out well. I have made many peasant style tops, nightgowns, and dresses. I hope to join your blog hop as soon as I start blogging again, LOL!

  3. That would be awesome Lori. My mom gave us a craft book that has lots of cool projects in it. Lots of great things for try something new!

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