She's off at Clowntown in Ohio this weekend...
learning more tricks for her nursing home visits.
She's hoping to come home with a wig
and some balloon making knowledge.
Flew in a 4 seater from IL to OH...
what a thrill for my now 11 year old!
Making this outfit was painful.
So outside of my element.
My sewing machine is not my friend.
I don't understand patterns.
I spent hours trying to rethread the bobbin
and make the tension right.
When you have to rethread the needle after every seam,
something is wrong....
The inside of her costume looks like a thread warzone.
I told her to take it off and make sure nobody sees it.
The polka dots are iron on...
and they kept falling off.
I'm sure she'll come home with a red jumper,
and I'll have to sew them on.
The pattern said it was an easy one,
I finally let my commonsense and creativity go to work....
I'm saving the pattern for future birds and creations.
Pretty neat paper.
With a ridiculous language on it.
Tried to have the lady's at Joann's Fabrics help me...
NONE of them sew with a pattern.
I finished it with 28 minutes to spare.
Not bad, huh?