|The lap quilt|
|when I first started craving red|
This dress is actually about 95% percent done - it needs a little bit of work at the hem and the shoulder straps adjusted slightly -- but I just don't like it. (are we seeing a theme with my UFOs?) Its one of the other views from Butterick 5350 - but unlike the red polka-dot dress it has it pleats at the top. In theory I thought this would be cute, but it ended up flattening me out in a awkward way. I don't think its well suited to the busty set. Anyhow, its been waiting for attention for well over a year now - but there is hope! Once I realized how unhappy I was with the bodice I got another yard of the red (from a store in a different state no less) so when I get around to it I can fix it. But I already have a red dress I prefer, plus this new polka dot one, so there isn't much impetus.
|I think the muslin was nicer fabric....|
There are a number of others, but I think they will wait for another day in the hazy someday.
heh-- I have the exact same expression in both pictures. Lets call it 'Blue Steel'
** Not long after I started I made friends with one of the other clerks and she was telling me weird customer stories, and mentioned a lady who came in to make a quilt for a grieving friend. She chose a green with pretzels and another with golden mummies and some sort of bright blue. My friend thought it was hilarious - I thought it was even more so, because I knew the lady was my mom and that I had made most of the picks. (Mom - send me a picture, the world needs to see the glory)