Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Tiger Lilies

I just love a tiger lily.  We had them at our old house and I love them so much that when we moved we took the seeds from our flowers and spread them everywhere at this house.  Now I have big bunches of tiger lilies.

I noticed yesterday that my tiger lilies were ready to bloom at any time.


And then when I looked today, there it was.


It's the little things.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Sewing Again?

Yes, it's another sewing post.  I promise I won't have many sewing posts on this blog, but since I've been sick for the past week it's about all I've been doing.

While I'm thinking about how I can turn my white dress into a wearable garment, I'm starting a couple of new projects.  One of them is a maxi dress for Brie which I will probably post, just because she's go good at modeling.  And of course, I always have a little help that I didn't ask for.


(Yes, my pattern weights are straight from Home Depot.)

When I'm feeling better I'll venture out of this little room and have something different to post about.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

A Finished White Dress

Well, my white dress is finished and I really love it, although it looks quite hideous on the hanger.  It's V1236, a DKNY pattern. I fully lined it and everything.  But I won't be wearing it.  You see, it's a little bit short, and I have fat leg syndrome.  Some things are better left covered up.

When I tried it on, I thought it would be fine.  It hits right above the knee and doesn't look too bad when I'm walking around.  However, it's a very straight skirt.  It actually tapers in even though it doesn't look like it in the picture, so when I sit down it's like a pair of shorts.  Not realizing this problem, I put it on this morning to wear to church.  All was fine until I sat down in the car to leave.  I looked down and said, "I don't think this is going to work."  My husband very politely asked, "Do you need to go back in the house to change?"  Um, that's a big 'YES!'.

Lesson learned.



(I realize that it's a wrinkled, rumpled mess in this picture.  That's because in my haste to change before church I left it on the bed, and when I came home I found my cat sleeping on it.)

So, if anyone has show worthy legs and would like this dress, I'll be happy to send it to you.  I'll be starting on my next project which will not be a straight, short dress.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Dressmaking

I'm just going to admit that I haven't had a dress in a long time.  But now we're going to a church where most of the people dress up a little more than we've been used to so I decided it's time have a dress.  So I'm getting started today.





I'm making V1236 out of this white cotton.  If it turns out, I might show pictures of it finished.  If it doesn't turn out I will definitely not show pictures.  Either way, I'll have fun making it.
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