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.