Monday, July 9, 2012

Weekend Sewing

This weekend, I decided to finish a dress I cut out a couple of weeks ago, before I decided I didn't want to sew anything.  I believe I had decided that I'd gained 4 pounds and was now a porker, or maybe I decided I wanted to do some reading, or something like that.  When I don't feel like doing something, it just doesn't happen, in any event.

Back to the real world.  Friday night I knocked out this simple A-line dress.  Seriously, it only takes a couple of hours (I've made a dozen or more last summer), and it's easy to wear. 

Since I had 3 yards of this lovely, soft rayon (from Fabric Mart, last summer, I believe, but it could be the summer before), and I hate to put fabric back, I also made another summer dress I've done a couple of times before.  This one is empire waisted with a full circle skirt (not that you can tell on the hanger, but I haven't worn it yet) and 3/4" wide straps.  I like this dress because it's so feminine.

I also did a little reading yesterday, and took Ryan for his first drive on a 4 lane non-divided road - Route 11 north, away from the "Big City".  He's now logged about 150 miles since getting his permit.  Mark always goes along for the ride when Ryan drives, and when I offer praise for something well done, Mark pipes up from the back seat, "YEAH!!!"  It's nice to have a little brother cheering you on, isn't it?


Hope you all had a wonderful weekend, and I hope you've all cooled down a little, as we have.

15 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

We are getting quotes for our conversion in the barn, maybe by Christmas I will have my own room and be able to sew again!! Love this material it is gorgeous. Diane

Nichole said...

Pretty fabric!

Pam said...

Very pretty Marjie! I am spending the summer organizing my sewing room, instead of actually getting any sewing done.

Two French Bulldogs said...

What a great job.love the pattern
Benny & Lily

Debbie Cook said...

Pretty print! I sure wish my tummy was as flat as yours and you've got at least 4 kids on me. ;-)

Faye Lewis said...

Love your dress and the fabric. Looks so cool.

lostpastremembered said...

I wish I could sew up some cool weather for Petunia for the rest of the summer.. she's been miserable.

Today was a little better, still, she's been stuck in the ac and our trip to the park left her panting even today. Poor baby. She is so much worse in the heat than my last bug guy.

Great looking dress. You are a genius.

Blond Duck said...

I wish I could sew!

SissySees said...

Pretty frocks, and YAY for cheering squads. We all need them!

gMarie said...

What pretty fabric! And a fun and girly dress to wear. I'm hard into losing those 4 pounds you gained. I spent all weekend working on a Vogue Dress. 2 muslins and a line finished (well, it needs a hem) dress that I don't like. It's icky. :( Your's, however, is not icky.

And I second Debbie and the flat tummy comments. g

altadenahiker said...

Yes, a backseat driver who actually cheers is a pleasure. I think I'm a good driver because both my parents were rather dreadful ones. I learned from their mistakes.

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Marjie, as always your sewing amazes me. Beautiful dress. No worries, and love, Carol (and Stella and Rory)

Blond Duck said...

Happy Tuesday!

monica said...

I too wish I could sew, and I wish I had your figure to wear thatkind of dresses.... Marvellous!

Sue said...

I love that print. It has most of my favorite colors all together.