No Beast required.
And does she like it? What do you think?
It took a lot of googling and head-scratching (after all, I have not the first clue about making things people can actually wear, for dress-ups or otherwise), a lot of unpicking (my stitch-ripper has never been so used) and a gung ho attitude about the entire shebang (as my mother-in-law said, “what would you do if you weren’t afraid?”. And I was a bit afraid, of failing miserably, mainly, but also of not being able to salvage a wrecked dress I’d been saving for the express purpose of making a Belle dress for Ruby. The disappointment, it doesn’t bear thinking about!)
And I’ve learnt a lot:
- Online tutorials often make things look a lot easier than they actually are.
- Crushed velour is not an easy material to work with.
- Neither is satin…
- … or chiffon.
- Self adhesive velcro is not kind to sewing machine needles. Always buy the sew on type.
- I love a jaunt to Hobbycraft even more now I don’t feel like I need to limit myself to the crochet section.
- The look on my kid’s face when she tries on her princess dress is well worth every single finger prick.
- I can make something pretty lovely if I set my mind to it.