Thursday, May 14, 2009

Bonnie Pulitzer

I loved this fabric when I saw it a year or two ago (purchased somewhere online; don't remember where). It reminded me of Lily Pulitzer fabric and I thought it would make a cute dress or skirt for one of my teenage daughters. Oh silly me... How could I forget my girls don't have much use for my "creations".

So, in an attempt to get my sewing mojo back, I decided to whip up something quick and thought this fabric would make a nice springy skirt to wear to the office (we're very casual) or for one of the many graduation related events that are coming up. I used an McCalls 7904 (out of print) and in approximately two hours, had the skirt finished.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009


I knew I hadn't posted in a while but didn't realize it had been a whole month! My travel schedule is killing me!

Over the last month, my oldest daughter accepted a great job (staff accountant for Macy's Corporate Services). She starts part time today and will become full-time upon graduation from UC in mid-June. My other daughter is winding down her senior year in high school including the last cheerleading/basketball banquet, mother daughter fashion show, and two proms.

My son and I have been doing a ton of yard work and I'm trying to win the war against dandelions, however, I'm failing miserably.

I have squeezed in a little sewing and even some knitting. My friends hosted their annual Kentucky Derby party Saturday. The day was beautiful (after a week of rain) and it was a very fun time. I made a dress for the occasion and a matching hat - tradition for the derby party! Here is a photo of all the ladies

And here is one that shows the dress [note to self: posture, posture, posture]. The pattern is Simplicity 2886 and full review is here.

I started a blanket for a friend who is due to give birth in August. The yarn is Cotton Ease and the pattern is a basketweave design. It's easy mindless knitting for the daily bus ride.

I finished the back of a sweatshirt. Pattern is from The Yarn Girls Guide to Beyond the Basic by Julie Carles and Jordana Jacobs and the yarn is a cotton/wool blend called Main Line from Knitpicks.

That's what's been going on in my world lately.