Remember I told you that our second sunflower had bloomed? Well, here is a picture of it...Sunflower Number Two...up close, of course. It did manage to grow about 7-8 feet tall in spite of the storm that nearly uprooted it. It's so beautiful. Next summer I'm going to plant lots and lots of sunflowers.
Okay, so I'm all fired up about sewing right now. I have been looking at the pattern that I want to use for my dress and a pattern for the next dress I want to make for the girls(Simplicity #5226). Miss E took it upon herself to choose what she wanted...the tank top. It went like this:
E: What's this?
me: The pattern for the next dress I want to make for you and O.
E: I want this tank top.
me: Okay, I can make one of those, too.
E: Okay, go ahead.
me: Well, not right now..and I don't have the fabric from the picture.
E: You should go look in your fabric box and get some then.
me: I don't have that color.
E: Just get some out and let me choose.
Later, after the fabric had been chosen and the tank top had been sewn...here you go E, it's done!
E: It doesn't have the ribbon like this picture. (as she points out on the envelope with her little chubby hand)
me: Okay, I'll add ribbon. (thank goodness I had some already...that matched)
After the ribbon was sewn on ....
E: Where's the bow? The picture has a bow to make it fancy.
So now the tank top is done. It's the first thing I whipped together quickly and loosely followed the pattern. Okay, so I'm a little freakish about following the pattern...but with my new found confidence I just dove right in without even flinching! I'm pleased with the result..and yes, I made TWO...one for E and one for Miss O, too. Yes, with the ribbon and bow. Every girl needs to be fancy sometimes :o)