#SONP teaser – Pattern Review

On June 10th I will do a  pattern review for Hideous Dreadful Stinky’s Summer of No Pants.

I purchased B5317

B5317

For B5317

For B5317

and this fabric to make the dress with.

The problem:

the pattern calls for 60″ fabric, I purchased 45″

so now what to do…

luckily I have a skirt pattern, we will see what happens with it, stay tuned for my post on June 10th.

Also on May 27th SONP2013 starts up, four skirts in four weeks, I am excited for the challenge! Each Friday I will post my finished product.

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Sometimes Simple is Better.

Do you ever find that you get yourself all worked up for no reason, this happened to me while I was cooking dinner for my boyfriends family again (we had pork roast this time)

At first the menu was:

  • Slow cooked Pork Tenderlion, cooked on the BBQ with sweet bbq sauce.
  • Sausage and potato dressing
  • Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Buttered carrots
  • Corn

What we ended up having was:

  • Pork Rib Roast cooked in the oven with garlic and herbe de provence (my favourite spice, it works with everything!!!)
  • Mashed potatos
  • Mashed Turnip
  • Buttered Carrots

Not a huge change but it was a bit more simple.

Oh and dessert was a choice of homemade coconut cream pie or chocolate cook n serve pudding pie.

For the pie crust I thought I would use lard instead of vegetable shortening just for a change – it still turned out good – I fussed with the crust too much though so it was tougher than it should have been but that’s ok, they didn’t seem to have any problem eating it 🙂

I get a little caught up in the details when I cook – getting upset about one thing (the potatos this time) being done way before the others – I hate to serve cold food… which reminds me I should have warmed the plates up.

Next time we are bbqing burgers 🙂

I realized that this relates to my Mad Men dress, I have 22 days to finish it and I haven’t touched it since the disaster with the practice dress. It’s the bodice that I am having trouble with. So this weekend I will try to do research to see what the simplest way to do it would be and to take more time to learn how to do the technique instead of just jumping ahead. Trial by fire is great and you can learn a lot but sometimes research is good too….

Do you have any stories about getting too caught up in the details?

A friend of mine refers to it is as ‘being in the weeds’

Enjoy your Easter weekend! Any special plans?

Mad Med Dress part 3

I have been working on my Mad Men dress for Julia Bobbin’s dress challenge. So far I ave hand sewn my practice dress, I seem to have went wrong somewhere though… It’s looking like it is going to be too small, I haven’t tried it on yet so we will what happens tonight.

All I know is that I am very happy that I am making a practice dress out of broadcloth before I touch the fabric I ordered online!

I decided to stay with the original dress that I picked out.

A Birthday Present!

What do you get a soon to be 3 year old for her birthday???

My answer to this (this time) is: an apron.

Her favourite colour (at the time of being asked) was purple so I found some pretty royal purple cotton, and a fun green and pink pattern that really stands out. I am going to make a reversible apron. Purple with green pockets on one side and green with purple pockets on the other.

Here are the fabrics

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I found a pattern here, it is for a 4 year old but I think I can make it work.

here are some more photos from when I was working on it:

The pieces

The pieces

More pieces

More pieces

 

Ordering Fabric Online

I have been a bit hesitant to order fabric online even though I see it blogged about all the time. Today I took the plunge and ordered some fabric from Joann’s.

Here’s the swatch

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I am going to use it for my Mad Men Challenge, see my earlier post for more info on that. Links are not working for me at the moment but I will update this when I get a chance.

 

Hopefully all goes well, I will still visit my local fabric shop to get the fabric for the liner, there are very limited options there for what kinds of fabric I can get but I love going there.