Wednesday, April 23, 2008
...to go under her birthday dress. I managed to screw up every aspect of this pattern in some way, but it wasn't exactly my fault. There was a snowball-effect that began with the fact that I didn't have any bias tape to make casings for the leg elastic. Meaning that I had to sew the elastic directly to the leg openings, and meaning that the legs were gathered while I sewed everything from that point on. This was not the pattern writer's intent, obviously, because it made everything else waaaay harder than it needed to be, but I had to do it in that order. Then I had a ruffle hem on the wrong side I noticed. Damn. -well I did have to do most of the work on these after Ray had gone to bed which is at 10:00 these days, causing exhaustion-related mistakes. -And YES, I know how ridiculous that is for a one-year-old, but that's a whole other issue. Then there is the fact that she is REALLY tiny, and I had to alter the height of the front in relation to the back, because they were too poofy, and oh -it was just a mess, but they're finished, and they're cute. I just hope no other sewing types ever get a close look at them. -The things I worry about.
Anyway, she went on the swings at the playground for the first time yesterday, and totally loved it. Her birthday party is Saturday, and somehow I have managed to invite everyone I know, practically. So I'm freaking out a little bit, because I am broke as a joke. I made the party pot-luck, and asked everyone to bring a healthy snack, and since we don't use disposable anything when we can help it I always borrow plates and forks. I may have to get some plastic cups, though, and that bums me out in a big way. All I have is a few glasses and jelly jars (yes, we drink out of jars. What's the difference?), and no one else has volunteered any non-breakable cup assistance. I don't even know where I'm going to put 35 people. Whatever, I guess I'm just really proud of my girl, and we hang-out with a lot of people -none of whom I could imagine not inviting. It's a good thing, totally. I will also have six relatives staying at my house -did I mention that? Again, totally a good thing, but also a first, so we'll see how gracefully I handle that in addition to a big party. Yes, we will. See how gracefully...