Most of it occurred on my "summer vacation."
First up, a couple of additions to what I am dubbing The Summer of Dresses.
I don't know if it was the early June heat or what, but I had the urge to make myself some sundresses.
First I did this one during the throes of that early June heatwave:
This is Simplicity 5112. I've made the discovery that with my build I can wear either fat-junior's sizes or medium women's sizes. I'm going to milk not looking my age all I can.
This dress turned out OK. It was a little shorter and a little less flowy skirt than I wanted. I pair it with a light (storebought) cardigan for the office and it looks cute.
Next us is a dress that will always be near and dear to me. I made this on Tuesday of this past week. Springs was lounging in the bathroom giving me commentary as I tried it on to adjust the fit.
Excuse the blur...my self timer has a hard time taking non-blurry pictures.
This is Butterick 5351 made out of a linen blend I picked up at Joanns.
I really like this dress. I like the fit, I like the length, and I like the flowy-ness of the skirt.
I did have to modify the bodice though because it was waaaay too loose. I did so by adding some armpit darts.
And finally--and this is a big thing--why? Because I'm about to reveal Moochie's real name to you in this picture (some of you already know though!)
First a little back story: He's 2 and he's starting to learn his letters.
And the day I made this was my birthday -- and I had hung up one of those dollar store "Happy Birthday" banners with the jointed letters (because it's a tradition that my best friend from college and I have--every year before the others' birthday we send the sign to them...we've been doing it for shoot, probably over 10 years now!).
Anyway, Mooch REALLY liked the Happy Birthday banner.
So I figured I'd make him something similar so he could learn the letters of his name.
This hangs on the wall over his crib and he already can identify "I" and "O" on his own.
My favorite part is how he pronounces his name: "Kiki." Okaaaaay!