First things first… I have news to share. I was recently asked by Leilani of Thriftaholic, a fellow Chicago blogger, if I would be up for giving an interview all about my love of vintage & sewing/knitting. Being my first time asked to do an interview, how could I possibly say no?! (I probably wouldn’t have said “no”, no matter what.)
The interview is up on The Vintage Bazaar’s website here, if you care to take a read. *hip hip*
Secondly, thanks all so much for commenting about my recent trouser-fit issue. I’m going to continue to read them to absorb all the information and see if I can’t make a major change for the next iteration of the Thurlow’s. (I’m thinking some red pedal-pushers need to be made next before summer comes to a close).
Now, for today’s blog post:
The last I talked about the McCalls 4003 pattern, it was right after I had gotten all of the strange stains out of the fabric. After which, I started working more on the Thurlow high-waisted Trousers since I was much closer to finishing them up instead of the dress.
Somehow or other, I switched back to my dress and look how much I got done this past week!
I whipped up the belt last night using a vintage belt kit, and basted the skirt to the bodice to try it on for the last time before doing the closures. What’s left to do? I have to stitch-for-real the bodice to the skirt, make coordinating green covered buttons, mark then stitch buttonholes & buttons, insert a side-seam zipper, and lastly hem the sleeves & skirt.
Oh dear… I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned the fact that I got a dress form. Truth be told, I’ve had it for quite some time but I rarely use it. I’m still working on “puffing it out” to get it’s measurements to match mine. In the meantime I have the shoulder and bust all padded out, so it makes an excellent display area. heh An expensive display… until I get it all padded out. :)
I’ll be out of town once again this weekend so I won’t have much time to work on anything besides knitting during the 4 hr car ride to Indianapolis. What’s the special occasion you may be asking? Guess who’s grandmother-in-law is turning a fatty, 101 years old?! Isn’t that crazy!!! Felix’s grandmother is turning 101.
Every year the whole family gets together for Phoebe’s birthday parties. Her hundredth birthday was a BIG deal last year, and with every passing year they remain big, fun affairs. She’s still really with-it, just at a slower pace. Can you believe she’s still cooking for herself and walking around (with a cane)?! She’s really cute. :)
Click here to see some images from her prior year’s birthday bash.
Stay tuned for a fun, knitting freebie pattern tomorrow. :)
This is so beautiful.
The dress is lovely!
Your grandmother-in-law looks like a real character :) How wonderful she is 101… I bet she has some great stories to tell!
This is looking lovely – you’ve made great use of the border print.
awww, the dress is beautiful Liz!
101? Amazing! Have fun celebrating :)
It’s turning out beautifully! Have a great time with grandmother-in-law – 101 is a fantastic age to be celebrating!
That fabric is Just. So. Beautiful!
The border print is to die for, what a great find. And the green belt… be still my heart!
This is looking great! What a perfect dress! And a very happy birthday to Felix’s grandma!
The dress is looking gorgeous! Congrats on the interview, off to read it. :)
I really love how this is turning out! I particularly adore the belt – it’s just so perfect!