Sunday, June 19, 2011

Another Dress, and the Christmas 2010 Series

I made another little dress for Elora!  This one came out a lot better than the other one, because I learned from the mistakes I made on it.  Overall, it's the same design.  This time, though, I included the belt in the construction of the dress instead of just tying it on her afterward, and I was a lot more careful about my hems.  (It's amazing the difference that ironing makes, and I knew that!  I have no excuse for not doing more ironing on the first one.)  I did mix up the measurements, so it's longer than I'd intended it to be, but that's no big deal.  All in all, I am thoroughly pleased with my results.

 Anyway, I also got straps put on the green dress that I made last summer. Elora didn't exactly cooperate with me when I was trying to get pictures, but Kaylie did!


Both girls got to wear their new dresses yesterday, as we went to another cookout hosted by one of Brandon's friends.  Sadly, I have no pictures from this event. There were a bazillion great photo opportunities, but my battery died as soon as we got there and I didn't have the charger with me.  I didn't get to take even a single picture.  I must be obsessed with taking pictures; I felt naked and incomplete without a functioning camera.

This morning, I finally got the last of my Christmas 2010 scrapbook pages done.  I got the Santa page done 3 or 4 weeks ago, but I've been putting off the rest because of the sheer volume of pictures.  In the end I decided to do a different spread for each portion of the family.  When I print the books, Bran's family will get the Gager spread... mom's family will get the Wright spread...

...and my dad will get the Buckner spread.

   My book will have all 3.  If I ever get around to printing one for myself, anyway.


  1. I just saw that type of fabric at walmart the other day and was commenting to my mom on how it would be cute to make Olivia a dress. Did you get a sewing pattern?

  2. Not really, Kelly, but a friend of mine did give me the instructions on how to do it. It's actually pretty simple to do, just time consuming. If you want, and if it's ok with Corinnea, I'll try to put together a tutorial the next time I make one.

  3. I think you are quickly becoming my crafting guru :)

  4. Go for it Adrienne!!! Your girls are just too cute. Very nice dresses! Proud of you!

  5. Ooh, yay, thanks Corinnea! I was going to e-mail you about that. :)

  6. Elora is cute but holy cow Kaylies pictures are SOOOO stinking adorable! Especially the second one! love the bow in her hair and that dress is gorgeous on her!