December 31, 2012

Happy Anniversary

18 years ago today I said "I do."
I would say it again today.

We don't look the same as we did 18 years ago.
We are growing old together - and having fun in the process.

Thank you JB for 18 wonderful years.
I'd do it all over again - with you.

December 20, 2012

It's a Wrap!

There really is nothing more to say about this dress.

I can buy fabric, pretreat, cut, sew and wear in close to the same day.   With the exception of my tendency to thrust my stomach forward, the dress is flattering. 

As I was cutting this version - I decided I wanted long sleeves and thought I had enough fabric to make LONG sleeves, but I didn't.  So I cut them as long as I could and make a pleat at the bottom of the sleeve to mimic the pleats going on elsewhere in the dress - at the shoulders, and the waist. 

Even though this is a very thin knit (bought at Hobby Lobby) I was plenty warm all day and never put on the cardigan I brought with me just in case.

I also finally remembered to shorten the ties and while I could wrap them around to the front and tie them, I just tied them in the back in a bow.  Maybe a bit too twee - but I got a ton of compliments on the dress and hubby thought it came from Nordstroms - even though he got the straight from the sewing room preview when I finished it last Thursday - Men! 

Anyway - as the title says - I think it's time to put this pattern aside for awhile.  This is the 4th make from this pattern and while they all look different, I think I'm ready to try another pattern for a minute. 

December 5, 2012

Plaid Pencil Skirt

It took me 3 weeks to make this simple, simple skirt. 
The fabric was bought at JoAnn's and most likely won't last long, but it's okay.
It's lined and the lining has a bit of lace on the edge.
I didn't have Jay take photos of the lining, but you can sorta see the lace
peeking out from the bottom of the skirt - so frustrating. 

The pattern is simplicity 2154 and I really want to try the cardigan from this pattern.
I added 2" to the length of the skirt and pegged the hem a bit more.
But then I hemmed it 2", so.

The dog had to be in the picture.
I have a pink sweater the same color as the pink in the plaid.
Maybe next time, pink would be better than white.

December 3, 2012

Birthday Girl

 Abigail Jane
13 years old now.
She claims not to like Beau.
But, now that there are only 2,
she lays on his bed most of the time.
Silly girl!  
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