Sarah Liz, our lovely administrator wrote this about our interesting theme:
This month’s theme is provided by one of our group members who says –"My thoughts were Freaky/Frightening = anything that scares you, where you know you can probably do it, but apprehension is stopping you. A pattern with lots of pieces, a sewing technique, using fabric that is daunting to you." So there you have it – tackle something in sewing that you find frightening – for some of us it is buttonholes, it could be zips, whatever your sewing fear is, get on to it and face the fear before it freaks you out totally.Of course we are free to follow the theme, or not, but this month's was perfect timing for me as my sweet niece is getting married the end of February and I wanted to sew a new dress to wear to her wedding. A sheath dress. (I've never made myself a 'fitted' dress before.) With an invisible zipper. (I've never installed an invisible zipper before.) So there's two 'Freaky | Fearful | February biggies for me right there!
Thinking of appropriate formal wedding attire, the first thing that popped into my head was a classic sheath dress. Needing a pattern, I chose NewLook 6261. NewLook Patterns usually fit me well so was hoping this dress would not need many modifications. Can't remember now why I zeroed in on this particular pattern, but after a quick search at Pattern Review, I decided this was 'the one'. Mine will have no lace, and no band wrap at the waist detail. Just a nice, plain, classic sheath View B.
Parigi by LifeStride and so comfortable for a pump.
South Carolina Wildlife Magazine sponsors a photo contest and this will be my second year to participate. The following two photographs are my 2016 submissions. Both were taken on our property.
|Bluebird feeding at Dusk|
Happy Sewing Everyone!