I finished another maternity dress for my daughter last week. I love this pattern...KwikSew 3486. She is due in 2.5 more weeks, so maybe she'll be able to wear it a few times. lol...Our winters are usually very mild-mild enough to wear summerish dresses, but not this year! Oh well, we'll just put it up for another time. (That's wishful thinking for you!)
I had the worst time with the invisible zipper. I don't know if you can see it in the picture, but I was using the little plastic invisible zipper foot I bought from Hancocks. I guess it's getting old, because it kept shifting left and right while I was sewing. The invisible zipper turned out being not very invisible. I ended up buying the invisible zipper foot that was made for my machine...it ought to work much better.
This is my next project (Carter- by Cyndi and company)... and this is where the title of my post comes in. I've got everything cut out except for the skirt. I go to do that tonight, but.....no skirt pattern pieces! I have looked high and low for those things...they were right on my dining room table....where could they be?!?!? I am sooo aggravated. Then I was thinking that maybe the directions just give a rectangle measurement to cut out....ummm....nope...don't see 'em. I'm sure that's what I'll end up doing, but hey...I would just rather have the pattern pieces. Maybe I'll run across someone else who has the pattern and they can tell me if there are even skirt pattern pieces in the pattern.
Sooooo....until I figure out what I'm going to do about the skirt...I'll look over some things I got in the mail. I bought the A-Z book of Heirloom Sewing, a Bonnie Blue pattern called Shelby Kate, and an old Creative Needle baby issue that I missed way back when.