Thursday, July 8, 2010

Summertime Dress

Hello Knitters,
I'm back from my couple days vacation at home. I say vacation lightly because I worked making Maple Caramel Popcorn most of the time, since our Pancake House is open Fridays and Saturdays for this month. I actually enjoy making the popcorn though, so it was all good. I got back to my sister's last evening. Today I cleaned the house and then I did some sewing catch-up. I've been getting behind in my 30 days of sewing challenge, so I tried to spend a good chunk of time sewing this afternoon. I got the waist band sewn onto my Yard-Sale Wrap Skirt and now all it needs is to have the hem done, and I also sewed the dress that I cut out the pieces for last week. I got the whole thing completed!

Sorry for the not so great looking pictures! I don't look so hot after all that cleaning! lol The pattern is the "Simply Beautiful Sundress" from One-Yard Wonders. It's a super quick and fun dress to make. I didn't have 1/2" double-fold bias tape for the top, so I used 1/2" single-fold and made it double so it turned out 1/4". I still like it though. I'd like to make it again in a few other prints, it's perfect for summer!

I haven't gotten to my knitting yet tonight. I think I will a little later. I'm almost done my first of the lacy anklets. For some reason I feel like I've hit a rut and I'd like nothing better than to start a new project, but I'm trying to stick with the socks and get the pair completed before beginning something new. Wish me luck!

Happy Knitting!!


  1. I don't know what you're talking about, you look so pretty in that dress! You have a nice smile too :) I would have the same smile too if I had sewn my own dress :)


  2. Thanks Eliana! That's the nicest thing I've heard all day!!

  3. You're very welcome :) You deserve it.

  4. You do look lovely and cool in your new dress.... and it is perfect for the weather we are having this year. Great job!

  5. I love love love your dress! I know I said this in the group already, but I started the dress today. I like the idea for single fold bias tape, I have yet to see if I have any double fold lying around, but it's good to know that single fold is an option.

  6. What a cute dress! And, you are absolutely beautiful!!