Sewed on Saturday

I had cut out the body of this dress, and it languished by the machine until I HAD to get it done on Saturday – we were to wear bright clothing to honor a friend at the garden party that was her memorial. So Saturday morning I cut out pockets for it, and sewed it up – the hem is long, long, long! This is the same design as the gray-green dress I made in May, the same front and back so that I can just throw it on and go. Pockets for my phone and whatever. Light and summery. I’m actually finding I wear the first dress a couple of times a week; I’ve worn it to things like my uncle’s memorial, and thrown it over my bathing suit as a cover. I’m wearing it now, in fact, sitting getting this blog post out! The flowered one won’t get that much use, as it’s synthetic fabric, but it was perfect for yesterday’s Celebration of Life garden party. So, sew and wear the same day. 

I will honor my friends by posting a photo of the cardinals and nest that are along the entrance to the road up to where the party was held. It’s a great symbol for the love and kindness shared by this couple over 52 or so years of marriage.

Finished Sewing Projects

This was the first priority; my granddaughter had given me three lengths of sari fabric. The color of this one is perfect for my sister, and she requested a wrap skirt – something with plenty of room for her cello to nestle amongst its folds. So here’s the finished product. I completed everything but the hem in South Carolina; that happened today. I also completed the simple dress below; I picked up the fabric (of unidentified fiber content, but probably natural) at a friend’s yard sale last year. My friend ran it through the washing machine while I was in Virginia, and today I ironed it. It’s something with no front or back; the pockets will go either way, and the neckline is the same.

So yes, I have moved on. I left Virginia late afternoon, and got in to my friends’ house in southern Maryland at about 7.