While we waited for football and ballet fabric to arrive in the mail so we could finish our final Christmas gifts of 2015, I got to work on something for me!
Oh, how I love peacocks!
I'd post haste snatched up Chong-a Hwang's gorgeous Enchanted Plume layer cake several weeks earlier when the price dropped. My initial intention was to make a quilt with those lovely peacock prints.
When I pulled the layer cake back out two weeks before Christmas, I decided it's pretty enough to wear. So the blocks became my new favorite dress!
Initially, I wanted to use purple or teal metallic thread to fancy top stitch the blocks. After the thread broke for the eighth time on the second block, I decided regular purple thread would do. I carefully plucked out all the metallic threads and then machine embroidered around each and every block with no thread breaks at all.
I got the skirt done before the pink and football fabric arrived and had to finish the last two quilts before I could finish the dress. The last two quilts had to be mailed. Once they were done, I felt so free! I didn't do any sewing at all for a whole couple of days!
For Christmas, I received the fancy new stainless steel iron I'd asked for, and as a result, I got to spend Christmas Day ironing. Ironing my new dress!
I got to wear it to church the following Sunday!
Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts and Confessions of a Fabric Addict.