Friday, September 17, 2010

While I wait... I sew.

I posted a while back that I was sewing a crib for a boat. Unfortunately I encountered a huge snag when the brass grommets that had been ordered to finish the job didn't quite arrive.

What did arrive was a total of 6 grommets, when what I needed was 6 packages of 12!

And that just won't work.

Anyway, the company has been very nice and finally realized that a new employee made a bit of a mistake and the remaining grommets are now on their way.

But in the mean time I feel bad about the wait (even though it's not my fault) and thought maybe I'd send a little condolence gift along with the crib (that is if it ever gets finished!!).

When I saw this 'pirate' fabric I just couldn't resist. I can't think of a more appropriate print for a little one living aboard a boat.

And since her parents' sailed around the world without a bit of experience and succeeded? Why not!

The pattern is McCall's 5416.

Very simple and I made a size 1.

I used heart shaped buttons at the shoulders and red ric rac along the bottom.

The back view.

A close up of the fabric.

I'm a sucker for ric rac!

I also finally bought a 24" X 24" pillow form and covered it with some Steeler fleece for our Wilbur.

He loves it!!!

Look at that face!!! Is it any wonder he found a girlfriend during his first day at Doggy Day Care?


Cyndi said...

Laura, that little dress for the Bumfuzzles' daughter is so cute! You did a great job, from picking the fabric and pattern to the sweet little heart buttons on the shoulders. I'm sure they are going to love it!

And I had no doubts whatsoever that Mr. Handsome would pick up a girl the fist day at DDC....I just love it! :o)



Sewfast said...

Cute dress! Mr. Wilbur is a handsome devil!!!

laura said...

Cyndi, It's been a long time since I've sewn for a little girl, but what I really like is there are no fitting issues!
Thank you Sew Fast, and yes our Wilbur is quite a guy!

gwensews said...

Cute little dress. I'm sure it will be so much adored.

Ken n Cheryl said...

What an adorable dress! Pat & Ali will love it for Ouest. Glad to hear Wilbur is still with his girlfriend!

Mary Witzl said...

I love that little dress! I happily dressed my girls like boys, but a dress with pirates on it would have tempted me sorely.

We used your bottle bag the other day. It was perfect -- thank you again!

laura said...

Mary, my girls were stuffed into ruffles from the very beginning! The funny thing is, my youngest who loved frilly dresses, patent leather shoes lives in sweat pants and jock shorts. Go figure! Anyway I'm glad you like the bag and have found a use for it!