A floral dress
Posted September 25, 2009on:
Yes hello! I have been distracted lately because I’ve been reading a lot of books and so I’ve recently finished The Story of Edgar Sawtelle, which Oprah loved and I did too! Highly recommended book, the author is a greaaattt storyteller. I was checking out the reviews on Amazon.com, and a lot of people dislike it, particularly the ending. I didn’t think the ending was very good, because I thought it lacked subtletly. But its forgivable because it was the author’s debut novel. But the vast majority of the book I thought was excellent. I do have one suggestion! If you want to read the book, don’t read the book jacket or summary, because the events in the book jacket/summary start happening about halfway through the book, and I read the book jacket when I was 40% through the book, and then I was like Dang! Now I know what is going to be happening in the next 100 pages or more.
I also read The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown, another good thriller with heavily researched historical details. It was exciting because the book was set in D.C. so I recognized a lot of the places. I think I liked The Da Vinci Code better, and I think I liked Angels and Demons most of all, but I read those years ago so I barely remember.
So I have been planning on making this dress for a while; I saw this pattern and loved it so I knew I had to make the dress. It is Butterick 3010 from the 1970s
At first I thought I would have to make the sweater too, in order to recreate the outfit, but I don’t really want to so I’ll just wear some cardigan I already have. I am selling a pattern that is really similar in my shop, it is Butterick 3531. If I finish the dress and really like it, I’ll make one with blue fabric and white trim, like in the picture for the Butterick 3531.
I’m using a pink floral cotton that I bought. Actually when I was in the store I asked for 2.5 yards, and then when I went to pay, the person charged me for 2.625 yards! The checkout process took a while because he left to check something; turns out he was measuring the exact length of fabric. I didn’t realize this until I went home and checked the receipt. Hmm this made me grouchypants because a) I asked for 2.5 yards b) an employee cut me a little more than that c) you charging me extra because you cut me extra fabric? I only asked for a certain amount, if you give me more, you can’t charge me more on the sly… is this a subtle scam they are pulling?? Booooo
So this is 2.625 yards of fabric laid out with the pattern pieces waiting to be cut! This is the floor, because I have no idea where else I would be able to lay out so much fabric, and my floor is clean. Now off to cut!