Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Robin's Egg Blue

These photos would've been up sooner if it weren't so cold in our house. Maybe. I set my alarm for 7:15 so I could get up & take pictures as the sun rose, but when I woke up this morning, it was so cold in my room! Now that we're hovering around the 30 degree mark at night, everyone's gotta have their windows open. Which makes my room cold. Which does not motivate me to get out of bed.

Instead, I slept, and got some photos as the sun set. Good trade-off, eh?

I bought a bunch of fabrics from Joann's to put together my spring wardrobe, and this is the first of the bunch! I love the retro-feel of this fabric, and the beautiful color. I started making the pattern for a princess-seamed bust at about 2:30 in the afternoon yesterday, and I was finishing up the hem a little after 9. Instant gratification!

I've been finding that the more I make clothes meticulously, the more I like making them meticulously. There's such satisfaction in a cleanly pressed seam, or perfect facings, or a well inserted zipper. Mostly the pressing. Man, that gives me such a good feeling. I can hardly believe I used to hate the ironing step!

This dress is mostly self-explanatory, but: it has princess seams, a scoop neck, facings, a built-in contrast sash that ties in back, a side zipper, gathered skirt, and invisible hem.

I have a confession to make: I bought this jacket at wal-mart. [cringe] In my defense? It was a $3 impulse buy. Not much of a defense, but, you know. We all have our weak moments.

jacket - walmart // dress - handmade // boots - target

I feel like I'm showing you my parents' entire property bit by little bit, haha. It's fun, though, finding new places to take pictures! And the lake is always photogenic, I can't help but capture it to show you.


  1. I was close in my guess for what it was!!
    it's gorgeous! and your parents property is pretty too!

  2. It's really a pretty dress.

    Can you make me for me tooooooo?plzzzzzz :)


    have a great day!!!

  3. I love it, like I love all your dresses, you are so skilled Addie! Your patterns are always lovely and you choose the prettiest fabrics. The bow on the back is adorable, I love it!

    I'm not quite sure how low those temperatures are but judging from the snow, that's pretty cold. We've had lovely weather for the past few days, today it was around 15/16 degrees! In the sunshine it was just gorgeous, time to shed the large black coat.

  4. Very beautifull dress Addie! And it looks perfect on you too:)

    I agree! I have a very special iron that I don't let the boys use...heaven forbid..
    And nice clean seams are trully a heavenly satisfaction! Hee hee or...we are just crazy! LOL

    Your property is beautifull and has a relaxing feel to it! (
    but I'd freeze my Mexican ass off!)
    I didn't get to see the snow :( *pouts*


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