Sunday, August 15, 2010

It Rained, I Sewed

And several other catchy blog titles, how about blue belted. I can't decide which belt to wear with it, this is the belt I made to go with the epic fail plaid dress, it does give the dress a punch of color but I'm not sure if I like it.

Misty Blue, they just keep coming, here it is with a grey studded belt, eh.

Blue belted, I've got a million of them, blue studded belt.

Stuck in the 80's (ok, that's the last one) the pattern is Butterick 4734 circa 1987 with the skirt pieces from McCalls 7787, the epic fail plaid dress. I only had 3 yds of this wonderful mystery fabric and didn't have enough if I used the Butterick skirt pieces both patterns have full skirt views so I figured it would work. I do remember I purchased it from JoAnns, it has some stretch to it and is very soft. Here's a view of the inside, as you can see it's not lined and due to my limited yardage I used a remnant from my stash for the back yoke and pocket facings. My serger was giving me a fit and I couldn't figure out the problem so my seams are less than perfect, it may be time for a tune-up.

I'm extremely thankful for the rain we've had over the past few days even if it did come in the form of some pretty powerful thunderstorms, it helped to cool it down nicely but I will be so very happy to see the heating/cooling guy tomorrow. I remembered that we didn't have air conditioning while growing up and it didn't seem to bother us, now I don't think I could make it through the summer without it, this weekend has been an ordeal.

I hope everyone else had a nice cool air conditioned weekend.


knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

I want to see a picture of you wearing Blue Belted!

Michelle said...

Great dress! I love the black belt with it, too.

gwensews said...

Ever have a day when you think you have the "blues"? That's a great dress. With any belt. Or not.