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2011 May 6
by elizabeth_admin

I can smell it!

Last night I was sipping wine (Echo from Stave 28, my friend Michael’s wine*) and sewing my third version of M6069.  Two favorites at once = heaven on earth!  Again, I barely glanced at the directions except for the shoulders part which I did glance at.  I started at 8:45pm after farting around on the internet for a while and ended up with the dress mostly constructed at midnight.  All I have left is the hem of the skirt section and to make the sash tonight.  It says it’s a one hour pattern, but I guess I will never be a fast sewer.  Oh well.

I bought a skinny black patent leather belt to wear with it, but I don’t like it with this dress.  I’m glad I cut out the sash this time.  Some of you commented (including my Mom.  Hi Mom!) that the last dress needed something at the waist.  We’ll see how this one looks.

I’ll save the big reveal for Mother’s day which is when I am going to debut my dress.  I can’t wait.  But I will let you know that I chose the missoni-esque print for the dress.  I love it and it’s looking great so far.


For Mother’s Day, I’m going to lunch with my sister and her husband as we have every year since Jack was born.  I love little family traditions and am so grateful that they include me and Jack in theirs.

Any suggestions for a little quick gift I can sew for my sister?  So far I have sewn for her by default (i.e., garment was too small for me) before:  a skirt, a turtleneck.  On purpose, I’ve sewn her a linen infinity scarf.  Wait a minute….

Hmmm…  Since I’ve never seen her wear anything I’ve made before, maybe I shouldn’t sew her something.  😉   Anyway, let me know if you think of anything that would be a sure fire sister pleaser please!

* I am not “advertising” for Stave 28 wines nor am I paid in money or product to mention them here, but I do love them.  In fact, Michael doesn’t even know I am mentioning his wines.  Michael, the winemaker, and I have been friends almost 20 years.  His wines are fantastic.  Michael is a true artisan; he tries to capture the unique essence of each harvest in each of his wines so he never makes the same wine twice.

7 Responses leave one →
  1. Kristen permalink
    May 6, 2011

    M6069…I know what you mean about it allegedly being a 1 hour dress..It took me all day! I do have to say that it came out beautifully! I look forward to seeing yours….

  2. May 6, 2011

    Does she cook? How about an apron?

    • elizabeth_admin permalink*
      May 6, 2011

      That was one of the first things I made for her and all the women in the family! haha! Great minds think alike. Keep the suggestions coming please!

  3. Barbara J permalink
    May 6, 2011

    If she doesn’t wear what you make her, how about making her a small, zippered bag that she can use inside a larger purse?

  4. Sister permalink
    May 6, 2011

    I totally have worn everything that you’ve made me!! Although, the brown turtleneck got lost in the deep recesses of my closet for a while which is a bummer since it fits perfectly. looking forward to seeing your new dress on Sunday–LOVE the missoni-esque fabric!

  5. BeckyMc permalink
    May 6, 2011

    Along with the litte zipper bag for a purse, how about this little purse organizer. It makes changing purses a 2 second operation. All my sister and friends are getting these for birthdays this year.

  6. Petra permalink
    May 7, 2011

    Amy Butler’s Swing Bag is one of my favorite things to sew for gifts. Its cute, easy to sew (one night or less), and one size fits all!

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