Wow! The 200th post since May! That is a lot of posts, hopefully someone thinks that it is worth reading.
We are expecting rain and it has been quite a gloomy day. I got up early today considering all the sleep I had yesterday. I am surprised that I slept at all last night. Sometimes when I am very sleepy I keep getting up and searching through my supplies. This is one of the reasons things get everywhere. Ideas for projects keep me from falling asleep. Last night I had an idea of decorating a 8 inch dressmaker's dummy made of paper. I was searching and couldn't find any paper or fabric that I liked for decorating the dummy. Then I found a doll pattern that I bought ages ago and have never used. Sewing is not a skill I have and patterns often don't get used. Then the idea struck me that I could use the pattern tissue to decorate the dummy. I copied some of the pieces and then started arranging the patterns onto the dummy. Then what usually happens happened! I got distracted and finally fell asleep.
This morning I was trying to remember what I had been thinking the night before. I saw the pattern and it has lots of cute clothes and so I decided to make a party dress for Barbie. Not exactly what I had planned last night! So I hunted and found a deep burgundy satin that surprisingly doesn't fray easily. So I cut out the pieces and started sewing the dress using a running stitch with a lot of backstitches. I used a tiny needle and the Gutermann thread I purchased recently. It only has two pieces a bodice and an off center skirt that is shorter in the front and is floor lenght in the back. Anyway I decided to get it put partially together and hemmed before starting to embroider it. The only problem is that I can't find a doll to make sure the dress will fit. Finally decided to use pink silk ribbon and silver thread on the dress. If this goes well maybe I will try another pattern.