Monday, June 13, 2011
new combinations, and new-to-you dresses
My plaids are matched anywhere and everywhere they could be, and I can prove it:
I want to make this dress about a hundred more times.
S3797 (just barely oop), but I didn't want the sleeveless dress. Another look through, with an eye for the silhouette of the dress, and I was all set!
Dress is S4014, which you can see has the same basic lines. (Solid orange jacket is cut from the inspiration pattern, and I expect it will look fabulous when I'm done.) The dress is fully lined, but I don't feel justified counting that as a second me-made. Instead, I give you some of my home-grown roses in the background. That is all one bush behind me, spanning an area about 8 ft wide, and grown to a height of roughly 6 ft or so. It's called "Iceberg" and has a lovely, delicate scent. I planted this one about a dozen years back, after seeing one on the garden tour that was about 5 ft wide by 7 ft tall. It's basically a no-maintenance rose. Otherwise, it wouldn't still be here.
*more on the garden tour later, probably