Yesterday was my niece's wedding, and it was absolutely beautiful. The bride was gorgeous, the groom was handsome, the ceremony was touching, and the reception was a blast!
I finished the muslin from my daughter's Communion dress, and she looked cute. It's blue cotton that I've had in my stash for about 20 years... I bought it when I worked at Joann's during high school! I added a pretty ribbon around her waist, and tied it in a bow in the back. It's Vogue 7845, and the only "extra" I had to was create a facing for the neckline, instead of lining the whole entire dress. The cotton is a little on the "thick" side, so there was no need for a full lining. She was very happy with it, and danced all night!
My dress is from Simplicity 2401 and made from a dress-weight blend I got at Haberman's not too long ago. It's fully lined, and with the elastic in the back bodice, I was able to skip the zipper all together. It was very comfortable and it garnered many compliments, so I will definitely make it again.
In othernews... This is my first blog post from my iPad!! Technology is soooooo amazing. I used it to teach yesterday, which was so much fun. One girl said, "Can you tell your husband how thankful WE are that he got this for you?". The learning curve is not steep at all, but as with anything, it has it's limitations. For example, I am having trouble uploading pics to my blog. I did all the typing on my iPad 2, but have to use the laptop upload the pics. If I switch to WordPress, I can do it all from the iPad, but I really, really don't want to relocate my blog. Ugh. Next task is to find the perfect app for organizing my pattern and fabric library. There is a "Sewing Kit" app, but it doesn't have great reviews. Any recommendations or ideas out there? As a side note, I am having great fun playing Words with Friends. Michelle from "Cheap and Picky" and I have a game going right now! I am "StitchingK" if you want to play... (and she's kicking my butt, if you were wondering!)