I don't sew for myself, but every now and then I do buy myself something. My husband and I are going to a cookout tonight in honor of our niece and her fiance who are getting married this fall. I needed, well, wanted, something new to wear. There is a fantastic store in a town about 30 miles from us where I can actually find things that are age appropriate for me. I am not a teen or even a young 20, 30, or 40 anymore, but I am also not in my 70s or 80s either. It is so hard to find something that is somewhere in between those two age groups. But, this store, Christopher & Banks, has beautiful garments for the 50 and 60 age group. Anyway, I found this linen skirt with these beautiful hot summer colors. It is a mock wrap skirt. It fits perfectly. I looked for something orange or that plum color and couldn't match it, but decided I liked the yellow anyway. I love all things yellow. I thought about looking for shoes, but how smart would that be right now, while still wearing my post op boot on my right foot. I have white, lime green, tan, etc.... shoes that I can wear anyway. I just have to decide which one.
I learned that the smaller boot was not made for walking in very far. I actually didn't walk all that far. My husband let me out at the entrance that is just around the corner from this store. But, by the time I was through looking I thought I would die from the pain. My husband went to the Verizon store, which was just a couple of stores away, but by the time I got there, I was in serious pain. I then walked to the rest room and back to the Verizon store, where my husband was still working out a deal. He then decided he needed a new shirt so I sat on a bench out in the mall like most husbands do while waiting on their wives to finish shopping. Then, I had to walk back out to the car which was just outside the door of the mall. I have decided that as much as I was looking forward to the smaller boot, the bigger one gives so much more support, so I'm going to wear it when we go anywhere.
I love bloomers on little girls who are still in diapers. So, I decided to make some for the Annie dress. I didn't have enough of the red left, but I found this tiny houndstooth black and white check in my stash. There was just barely enough to make the bloomers, but I really like the way they look with this dress.
I didn't post a photo of the back of the dress before. Rather than have a white band sewn into the waist line, I thought a separate belt would work better. The belt has a velcro closure so the buttons are just for show, but I like the way they look. My daughter asked me to make another dress using the pattern that this was based on, so that's today's project. I have it cut out and waiting by the machine.
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