so ive had a bit of a sewing itch lately and am convinced even though i have weak sewing skills and never took real lessons/classes i can figure this out with the easy shortcuts and cute fabric today. i must admit i have moments of yelling at the machine with the thread keeps flying out of the needle or the one time the needle just snapped on me......could it be that i never change it even after sewing through much paper and thick fabrics...oh perhaps!
anyhow, the pictures of the gathered peasant looking dressing ruby is wearing are made of Ed's shirts. i found this great tutorial at http://www.dana-made-it.com
some kinks are still being worked out but its all a learning process. ruby clearly loves being my little model. just today she was finally posing for the camera after getting over just wanting to take the beeping piece of electronics out my hands.
this one i just made up...just a long dress with elastic at the top...kind of like a long skirt pulled up. can be scandalous though when she pulls on it too much and pulls it down. perhaps better straps.