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UFO is now a FO

The niece’s summer dress is now finished. I’m pretty sure it won’t fit the middle niece, and it’s going to have to wait until 3 year old niece is a bit bigger!

The Niece's Summer Dress

The Niece’s Summer Dress

There is a pink ribbon which was originally planned to go around the chest, where the bodice meets the skirt. But I’m not sure whether youngest niece will want it, and she’s a woman of determined taste, so I might just tack the ribbon in place & show my sister where she can undo it, if little miss picky decides against it.

That’s one thing I can tick off the “low-level background guilt” list.

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A Confession

I have a UFO among my sewing stuff. If it was a UFO of my own it might not be so bad, but this is a summer dress I promised to make for my niece/god-daughter. I started it at least 2 years ago, and it has languished unfinished in my “mending pile”. It’s only there because I wanted to hide it from myself, and stop it from guilting me out every time I saw it.*

The guilt-inducing UFO

The guilt-inducing UFO

But I am determined to finish this dress. It won’t fit my god-daughter now, but she’s got a sister two years younger, so it might fit her (not that it’s her style, really- she’s not so much into the Pink’n’pretty aesthetic). But if all else fails there’s the three year old niece who could grow into it in the next four or five years!

Edited to Add- Oh boy, now that I’ve taken a look at it, I think a fair bit of unpicking and resewing is in order!

* From this, you can deduce that the whole “mending pile” is in the bottom of a wardrobe, safely out of sight and definitely out of mind, and mending doesn’t really ever get done!