Every summer I decide “this will be the year I make lots of sundresses” and it hasn’t happened yet. But I might have found the pattern that will soon fill my closet!It’s Simplicity 2362 (purchased at the 5 for $5 sale at JoAnn’s), I made view D, and my favorite thing about it is it has pockets! Who doesn’t love a dress with pockets?The fabric is Everything But The Kitchen Sink by RJR which I bought at Thimble Pleasures a couple months back. I already have a few more dresses in mind, including one with linen and vintage fabric.
I did an invisibly zipper “correctly” for the first time and it is almost invisible!
I only changed the pattern a little bit. I only put one slightly larger strap on either side and it called for pleating in the middle of the front and back but I didn’t want it to pooch and make me look pregnant, so I did gathers on the front sides and middle back. It worked pretty well but I think I’d like to make the skirt a little fuller next time, too. I might make a really short version to wear as a shirt. Oh, the possibilities!
We went to Chapel Hill last night so Marcus could play a show at a wine bar with Birds and Arrows. Caitlin her husband came and it was a fun time. I would have liked to have drank more wine and eaten truffles but I had to drive home :)
I have been so proud of Jackson and Addie lately. Jackson broke the front of his crate down a few months back but learned not to jump the baby gates when he cleaned the litter box, dumped the kitchen trash, and ate a stick of butter off the counter. When we were at the beach he broke it down and just hung out in the living room, not causing trouble so since we’ve been back, we actually haven’t kept either of them in their crates at all and they’ve been so good. Addie barks for a little while when she needs to go out and she’s ever so slowly learning not to jump on us as soon as we walk in the door. I love those two dogs.