Friday, April 23, 2010

summer sewing

002 I’m not sure I like this purple knit dress. (Simplicity 2472) First off I don’t really like purple… Also it’s kind of loose and drapey and I might have too many jiggily bits in it. The girl on the pattern looks cute though (b/c she is 6’1” and weighs 90 pounds). I have looked at it so much I can no longer feel if I like it or not. Have you ever painted a whole room and then stood back two days later and realized it was neon yellow and not the butter yellow you wanted? And you start thinking irrational thoughts like if you put the furniture back in maybe it won’t be so bright.


I like this skirt. (Simplicity 9569) It is called a 2 hour skirt and proved to be pretty easy. It has a few darts in the front and back and fits well.

009This skirt is a bit full. (Simplicity 2570) If my brother Carl is reading this he will probably tell me to stop trying to act like I’m on Little House. And I’m sorry the mannequin isn’t wearing a shirt (she is such a tramp). With a t-shirt and flip flops it is a good everyday outfit… for me anyway, maybe not for Queen Elizabeth.


Do you like to sew? Meg over at Elsie Marley has a kids clothes sewing challenge week upcoming in May. I have never met Meg but she shares cool things and once in a while she swears while she is talking about sewing stuff. It makes me feel cooler just reading it.



My three year old evidently has never seen a traditional cornhusk broom (our kitchen one is plastic). When I was bringing one up from our barn to sweep the front porch he was so excited bouncing up and down.

You gonna ride dat, Mom? You gonna ride dat?”


I hope you have a spectacular weekend. Whether you’re wearing hot pants and glitter on your chest (you are such a tramp) or spend it sitting in the grass looking for 4 leaf clovers…I just hope you are happy.



~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I would love to wear skirts more often. I think it's such a feminine look and cool, too. Love these that you've made! You look cute in anything! ♥

LB's Sewing Sanity said...

Ohhh love your new outfits! Must be 'sew' rewarding making your own clothes. Did you make these while sewing outside?

L and I spent hours at the fabric store the other night....couldn't find any skort patterns in her size. Am I dating myself? miss you.

Unknown said...

I love your skirts and three year olds crack me up!

Unknown said...

Hi my friend!
Well, I was a cowgirl yesterday and today I'm dressing up in red velvet...perhaps better than Black Velvet! I love to walk down the runway in life looking good no matter what. I have a husband to please and my mission is always to have a sway in my walk till I'm at least 90.
I can't sew worth anything but I can write a story on Jelly Bean Island if that helps in anyway!
I love your cowboy and his horse...just love it!

Emily said...

To me, you are like that big sister a friend had when I was in grade school that was, like, SO cool.