Saturday, May 28, 2011

Party Dresses!

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.
Misses Special Occasion Dresses

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!)

12 comments:

Karin said...

Your dress is lovely! Just the right thing for a summer wedding. Your daughter looks pretty cute too.

Myra said...

Very pretty dresses!! Looks like you had a really great time!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Your family looks so wonderful! Love both you and your daughter's dresses!

BTW, I'm impressed that you are blogging from your iPad. I've thought about trying by loading the pics onto my iPad first so that I blog but I would still need to use my computer to download the pics especially since I have a 1st generation iPad that doesn't have a camera.

Rebecca said...

That is such a pretty dress! I love your fabric choice. :]

Jane M said...

What a wonderful dress for such a happy occasion. Fits you beautifully and is so summery. I love all of you early technology adopters. Just like with patterns I like to wait until the third or fourth generation of something before I'm willing to venture out of my comfort zone. So I'm pretty darn impressed that you are blogging from that iPAd. I'll join you....eventually.

Patty said...

Your dress is so cute! Love the pic of you dancing with your daughter! I also posted a pic of me dancing at my nephew's wedding, wearing Vogue 1182.....too fun :-)

Bunny said...

Perfect dress for a summer wedding! Your family all look beautiful. That's a great pic of you dancing with your daughter.

patsijean said...

The dresses are so cute and festive. I love them.

Regarding pattern organization, I read about that subject on another blog (cannot remember whose) recently. The blogger was simply laying her patterns on the floor one at a time so she could take clear snapshots of each pattern. Then she loaded them to albums in Picassa. All she has to do is browse her album for dresses, or tops etc. As I now have two bins and a box of patterns (with duplicates of a couple) I often forget what I do have. I am going to do this myself. Then the patterns can be filed numerically or by the pattern company for easy access.

Gail said...

Your dress is lovely. I love the dance shot of your daughter. She has lots of charm and it show in all her photos.

Mocha Scrapper said...

Very pretty dress (the fabric is perfect for spring), and you look fantastic in it! I love that they caught you on the dance floor! You clearly had a blast!!

Anonymous said...

Love the dancing shots of the both of you and yes I also have this pattern. I just have to wait until our summer to make this and my daughter's dress. Live in Australia - winter just stepped in here. Cathy

Connie said...

Cute dress- this one was a contender for my maxi dress! Jealous of your Ipad by the way! Take a look at Bento for pattern organizing. It's a database program that makes organizing easy. The downside is getting it all started and up to date, but after that the upkeep is easy. I even have databases in it for fabric, sewing and non-sewing projects..