I have been hording this fabric for awhile just waiting for a bolt of inspiration to slam in to my brain, and when I saw the pictures of my new niece (who will be hereby referred to as Princess Peanut) I knew she had to be draped in this like a miniature greek goddess.
It turns out that I don't own a "greek goddess" draping pattern, so I used an old standby style that I love for 9-12mo. old girls. The only problem is that, upon completion, I felt like this is the MOST boring dress I have ever made. I mean, the fabric is cute, but so what? Where's the pizzazz? Where's the embellishment possibilities?
I, pathetically, added a decorative stitch that does nothing to excite the overall appearance.
I am totally bummed by this dress. Granted, it is a dress for an infant, but I still wanted it to be a little more special than just some fabric sewn into a pretty shape. I have some ribbon that would have been nice, but the only appropriate place for it is the hem, and I decided that would be even more creatively disturbing than my fancy stitchery. *sigh* I think I need to spend a few hours in the notions department of the fabric store to recharge my inspiration...