Tuesday, September 27, 2011

watermelon dress & hat

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the very first dress i made for my “picnic” project is the last one i’m sharing.

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two watermelons, side by side.

it was this fabric that made me want to make dresses for all my girls.

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the watermelon seed seersucker?

picnic perfection.

my creative process?

eh, not so much. ;)

you like how i can’t even be bothered to flip to a clean page…just sketch right over top of existing notes. upside-down, even.

the dress…
green “rind” outside, with pintucks down the front…

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little “x” straps and pink buttons to close above the shirred back…

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but the hat.

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ahhh, the hat.

i’ve said it before on this blog, but it bears repeating:

I. DON’T. DO. MATH.

but i fool myself. i conveniently forget how my previous tangles with the numerical beast have ended.

i’m all, a hat? i can do that. easy. i’ll just measure her head

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and make some simple calculations…

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wait.

what?

let’s take a better look at that folks, shall we?

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but i pressed on, oblivious to the inherent flaw(s) in my calculations:

*1 I. DON’T. DO. MATH.

and,

*2 heads aren’t square.

ANGRY GNOME

beware the angry gnome, people.

BEWARE.

i wish i could say this was fake. all this math wizardry and angry pointy chapeau wearing staged for the benefit of a laugh on this here blog.

it’s not. i did. big, fat FAIL.

so i did what i do in all times of crisis: throw the math out the window, and sew organically (my euphemism for “by the seat of my pants”)

and i cut something more like this:

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and sewed them up:

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and sewed on some straps…

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and made a…a…this:

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and then sewed it all together.

and that, my friends, is how the googiemomma makes a hat.

one {cranky} little watermelon baby

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and one {less cranky} watermelon hat baby, who’s big head has grown too much

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and so she can now barely fit her watermelon noggin

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into her watermelon hat

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nothing like a bit of irony to start your day. ;)

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