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Thursday, December 15, 2011


Can I get an AMEN?!?

Yes, that's right.....I'm DONE!!!!!  We have a suit and a dress, finished at approximately 1am this morning.

The only change in plans happened after RJ realized that in trying to help, he made two right arms for the shirt....so he bought a shirt off of e-bay.  :-P

The dress looks MUCH better on now that it is hemmed, but I didn't get a picture of it.  Use your imagination.  ;-)

And so, after a rediculous trek, we have crawled...panting...over the finish line.  Never, never again will this be attempted.  Nor should it have been...

**Disclaimer: The events depicted here were performed by professionals.  Please, do not try this at home.  The Fidler family is not responsible for any death, dismemberment, or loss of sanity due to any such attempts.

Thursday, November 24, 2011


Snaps: annoying, but workable so long as you don't sew the bottom on backwards.

Hook and eye: amazingly simple; just be careful not to sew them too far away from eachother.

Buttons: whoever invented them should be strung up by their toenails.

Elastic: genius.  This was an answer to the question, "Why the hell should I have to sew two matching parts on two pieces of fabric?"

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Look!  Look!  -->  RJ is sewing!!!!  ;-)

I'm playin'.  He really is sewing, but it's not that crazy to see him sewing either.  He's working on his shirt...

Not so sure he's ejoying himself! 

One down! Hooyah!

Okay, so I'm basically done with the dress.  I have to hem it, BUT...dress-wearing 101: buy the shoes first!  I will hem it after I have gotten my shoes.

Check this out...it's the new happy dance!  http://www.thegratidudes.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12&Itemid=1

Gotta admit, I know now why all those women back in the day wore super tight corsets and were so skinny you could see through them.  With as many layers as the dress is, I feel like a whale.  Ugh.  Maybe I'll feel better about it later.

Ha HA!

I got zipper in!!!!

Took awhile, but looks good.  Dress as a whole is a bit "poofier" than I thought, but I suppose it will do.


Can you see it?!?

Okay, so I've got two days to get as much done as I can.  I can feel the engine revving....and then I take off at the breakneak speed of 2 miles an hour.  It's slow going, but at least it's going!

I just got the bodice and skirt sewed together.  I still have to adjust the fit, add the zipper, and sew on the sash.  So the dress will be done today!  I will post again when it's done.

Next task....I think I will start with RJ's shirt.  Not many pieces, no buttons...we're using snaps that won't show. Whew....