Some Sewing finally done…

So I have two other projects which I hope to reveal soon but here are two that are done, okay the white dress still needs the inner layer hemmed but we can pretend its done for the sake of posting something:

Dress#1

This dress is from the book Twinkle Sews. It is the pattern to make the flapper camisole but modified (lengthened) to be a dress. Yes unfortunately all the fabric is synthetic, the real stuff cost to much, but thankfully still hangs great!  I love this dress and the actual pattern is simple enough that I will be using it for other dresses. Best part, NO Zippers, No Buttons!!  Just slip on, go and feel glamorous, I love dress like that!  If you like contemporary designed clothes but don’t have the heart to pay for them, I would HIGHLY recommend this book. Putting together the patterns after they print is a bit tedious, but totally worth it.

Dress #2

This dress pattern is from the Japanese Sewing book Camisole and One-piece ( this link actually has the whole book scanned so you can look at all the patterns in the book, for a beginner sewer or someone who likes something done in a day, a great book.)  That being said it has taken me over 2 years to finish this dress, and really the inner layer is still not hemmed. I made this from a shower curtain I found an loved the fabric. It cost me $4 so not bad price wise, it is a little sheer so I lined it, but I think it will make a fantastic swimsuit cover up.

That being said, I need to finish hemming it because we are off to the cabin this weekend! That and about a thousand other little things.  Have a great weekend everyone!

At the Cabin for the 4th

There are very few times of the year when we go to the cabin and there are not other family members there to share it with. However 4th of July was a suprise weekend that no one but us was able to make it up. It was lovely as it was a trial run of having two kids up there both on different schedules.

Bonds were renewed…

First times were had..

Babies were guarded…

Lessons about shoes were taught…

And the call of the wild was heard…

We scrambled over forest floors, played on windy beaches and stood waves. It was a wonderful vacation and further verified that yes, Art and I can handle being parents. ( Most days at least ).

We didn’t make it to the fireworks, but we went to our favorite pottery place Eckels and got a wedding present, and another coffee cup and saucer for the house. We ate homemade fudge and wine bread, went to Hauser’s Farm and did a wine tasting. Drank some wine over a supper of  fresh smoked salmon, hummus and pitta bread. In general lived the good life.