My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished two bags of M&M's and a chocolate cake. I feel better already.
~ Dave Barry
While I may not have achieved this level of chocolate nirvana, it does feel good to finish up this dress, for my vet's two year old daughter:
I took Gwen's advice and made up the pocket and then compared the dress with (pinned on) and without it. Both versions looked cute. I could imagine a little doll peeking out over the top of the pocket, so I stitched it on. ;)
I tried something I've read about, but never done before, for the button. Given that I was using an elastic hair band for a button loop (rather than a button hole), I thought that the button could use a bit of a thread shank to hold it up away from the fabric just a smidge. So, I stitched it on with a toothpick between it and the dress:
It worked well and the loop fits perfectly. The only minor issue was that it was easy to stitch in one direction with the toothpick, but a bit of a challenge to stitch in the other direction...
I was happy with how well my label - and its black & red colors & graphic heart design - blended with the dress. :)
I have an appointment to take the two older cats to see the vet for their annual shots around the end of the month. I'll give it to her then. I hope that she and her daughter like it! :)
Speaking of cats, here is a parting shot of Oliver, lounging in one of our pool chairs (NOT in the pool) and enjoying the sun...
I hope everyone is enjoying a wonderful weekend! Happy Mother's Day to all the Mothers out there! :)