Monday, October 17, 2011

The two-times dress

Hallelujah! Tonight I finished the OnlyChild's dress.

This is Vogue 8615 and the pattern envelope says it's "very easy". It actually was a very easy pattern, but I call it the 2x dress because it's completely lined so everything had to be done twice. Except for the zipper. Once is enough for that job.

I felt like doing a little dance when I pulled out that last pin after hand-sewing the bodice lining to the skirt.

Here are a couple of awful photos of it. Keep in mind, it's late, it's dark and the fabric is navy blue. Not exactly the best situation for good pictures - sorry.

The OnlyChild isn't here to try it on, so I'm debating whether I should mail it to her or wait until she comes home in a couple of weeks. Hmmm...

And, in case you were wondering how Thanksgiving went, it was fabulous! Great company, great food, total turkey overindulgence.

Mr. P does such a nice job with the dinner. The pumpkin cheesecake was a hit, as was the apple pie.  Here are a couple of snaps of our table:

Sunflower centrepiece (the last of the sunflowers this year).

Five of us around our tiny table. It was cosy.

I made soup the next day with the turkey carcass:

I know it doesn't look good, but it was really yummy! I plan to post the recipe sometime soon.

Things are humming along here. Busy as usual. I think I'm second-guessing my plan to make a queen-sized bow-tie quilt. I have 108 out of 200-and-something blocks needed. It's not making the rest of the blocks that deters me; rather, I looked around my bedroom and decided it needs something brighter and cheerier than red and grey. I'm going to finish the bow-ties but maybe in a smaller version. And I'm seriously considering making a Swoon quilt for the bedroom. I've loved that pattern since the first time I saw it.

Of course, I'll have to finish up a few other things before I even start that project. Of course...


Barb said...

For some reason the word carcus just didn't sound very appetizing.....but it did look good. Great job with the dress.

Pat said...

Your centerpiece was very pretty and I'm glad you finished that 2X dress. I'd probably not attempt anything fully lined....even back in the days when I did a LOT of garment sewing!!!

Thimbleanna said...

Yay, the dress is done -- congratulations! Your table looks wonderful -- I love that you guys have two months between Thanksgiving and Christmas instead of just a few weeks like we have.

Now. Remember that you said you'd finish stuff before you start swoon. You said it here first. LOL!

What Comes Next? said...

yay! for finishing the dress -- I love that pattern. Your holiday table looked fabulous, I can smell that turkey soup, and it sure smells good to me!
I've been seeing more and more pictures appearing of Swoon, and they all look so fabulous - can't wait to see yours!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Dress is great and I too am working on a Swoon quilt. Well, I've cut fabric for a test block out of my stash. I haven't done any sewing yet. That is to come this weekend.... I hope!