- Get a pattern that has the word "easy" or "simple" somewhere on it. (Yes, I know that this pattern is for pj's... but it will work as a princess dress... I couldn't find an "easy" pattern for a REAL princess dress...). Measure Baby Girl to see which size will work best.
- Let Baby Girl pick out fabric and trim that doesn't clash too badly
- Start sewing till I get frustrated and think "Who decided this pattern was easy??" (I had to unpick the ties on the side because I had sewn them in with the right side facing down... which is really my fault because the pattern doesn't even call for ties.... grrr)
- Put everything away before I want to throw the whole thing in the trash. I still have to put the sleeves in and hem the darn thing.
I'll try to get better pictures tomorrow.
Something that I forgot to remind myself of while we were buying fabric - don't pick stuff that fray's easily. It's hard to sew with (for me) and makes a mess. As I'm looking at my tiny girl, I'm noticing that this dress is gonna be big. Even though I checked and double checked the size, it's gonna be really really big (which is why I put the ties in). She will be able to wear it for at least two years. I did have one bright spot in this sewing mania... Baby Girl came in after I had gotten some of the trim on the front and informed me that it was "OH! SO! BEAUTIFUL!!" She knows how to get what she wants. A compliment here, a little flattery there...