The gas company called me this morning and said I was scheduled for a random leak check and wanted to know if they could come after lunch and I said sure.
They were very sweet when they came and the test was good. I knew it should be because the whole system is now New. I got tickled because they had me turn the thermostat up as high as it would go to to make it come on . I did not even know it would go as high as 90????? LOL Maybe I could have stayed warm all Winter long - IF I could have afforded it. LOL
After they left at 3;30 I hunted up some lunch with my beautiful furbabies and then headed into the sewing room. Back to that doll dress pattern?? I found my metallic fabric and a piece to use as a liner , cut them out and gathered them to add them to that knit top I had made, but the colors did not play well together in my opinion. So, I took the liner piece and cut a top out of it and went to work on it. It was a challenge for me to work with since it did not Stretch and it wanted to ravel but I finally got it hemmed around the neck and arms.
I finally decided to cut the top layer off higher up to let the pretty gold piece show through. I am not at all happy with the velcro closing on the neck as it grabbs the fabric and wants to tear the threads of the white silky fabric so I know it will ruin it pretty quick. .But, this is my first experiment with a doll dress????
I sure can see why the original pattern called for the top to be made out of knit-so it would stretch and be easier to work with -both when you are making the top and when the child is dressing the doll. But I do like the metallic fabric - I think it makes for nice "eye candy". ~smile~
After I finished it I gathered up that birthday shirt and got it all packaged up to get ready to mail. That will mean a trip to town ???? Wish I could go back to the days when DH would take me to town since he was the one who loved to drive. Now, with these eyes I could sure use his help. But, I am grateful I can do and still be independent.