Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Simplicity 2212

My daughter picked out Simplicity 2212, for Mom to make a short, strapless dress for the Chicago summers. She had purchased fabric at Mood on our trip last year to NYC, which worked out perfectly! This is a butter-soft cotton, which was a joy to work with.

This was the first time that I've worked with boning.....and I can't believe that, actually. I think of all those prom dresses I made that probably would have benefited from more structure :-)  But now I am a more knowledgeable sewist since I read so many sewing blogs!
                                                                   Back view:
Note the invisible zipper placed in the side seam: I was happy to see how the bodice seams matched up. What a nice surprise!
 I made a little fabric rosette from fabric left over from this. I liked the subtle combination of the plaid with the floral. I hot-glued it to a pin-back so she can remove it if she likes.
I sent this along to her via Priority Mail, and she has assured me that pics of her wearing it are forthcoming :-)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Knitting on the set

I knew there was a reason why I love Tom Hanks!:

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

Kids are home for a nice, long weekend and we are having a blast on our stay-cation! I'm trying out some new recipes:

       Perfect weather to be pool-side, with a cool drink after some competitive family pool-volleyball:

                                                    spending some time at the ballpark:
(yes, the sky was really that color: gray to green to orange! We waited out the almost 3-hour rain delay to watch the Detroit Tigers lose to the San Francisco Giants, but we still had fun!

Life is good!