OK, I think I have made up my mind. Love all your feedback, it was so helpful. Talked to my daughter and here is how the dress will turn out. Here are the patterns, again, so you can follow along.
Of the two above, I have chosen view #4 from Special Events with the following modifications. I am substituting the sleeves from view #1 of Fantasy and there will be no ruffle on the skirt. The collar will be the creamy satin, I just have to choose the lace.
So there you have it. I think I will be laying out and cutting the pieces today. I know some of you have never made a garment before, only quilts. If you would like, I will post ongoing construction of the dress. Let me know!
On to other items. I went to the North Penn High School Craft Show this weekend and visited with Ann Hermes. I have one of her little wool ornaments (bragging now), LOL. Isn't it cute?
It is wool applique. We put up a small table top tree and this is the perfect size. I also bought the new APQ 2011 calendar from her.
And guess who's quilt this is?
Yes, it is one of Ann's featured in the calendar for the month of October! This is so cool. When she is rich and famous we will all be able to say "I knew her when..."! (BTW, I think Ann still has a few copies of the calendar available. Is that right, Ann?)
A small note: Kathleen, I will be mailing out the extra swap blocks to you this week.
Got another post to write up. See you soon!
Love from Liriopia