Thursday, July 14, 2011
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!
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.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Monday, July 4, 2011
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!