Saturday, May 26, 2007

A Perfect Saturday..... sewing and gardening

It is a Saturday that is unusual, I am home and doing some of my hobbies I love! I started the morning finishing college daughter's dress. It is Simplicity 3742 and looks very cute on her. Of course, I am the mom! I made the size 4, so really anything looks cute in a size 4. No, I am not a size 4. Changes I made:
  • folded the pattern for the petite
  • took in 1/2" on the side seams, started this alteration at 2" below the empire waist tie.
  • cut off 2" from the hem and did a rolled hem.

It really is a nice cute pattern. She is off to her high school friend's wedding and will be the guest book attendant It is hard for me to believe, she is 20 and her friends are getting married. This is the second one. They are still going to college, a very good thing. I don't know why it is hard to believe, I was 20 and in college when I married.

Now to gardening.

  • planted a few more annuals
  • pruned some bushes and weeded
  • arranged the furniture on the pergola

Tonight the twins and I are heading to Home Depot to look for firepits. It is going to be chilly the next few nights and we want to roast marshmallows. The spot for the firepit is right between the two benches. Thanks to the advice from a friend and ruled out wisteria for the vines. I think I am going with either a trumpet vine or honeysuckle or a combination of two. I am going to look for a couple of really big pots for the pergola, too.

I am home by myself, and finished New Look 6405. I used the leftover fabric from my twist tunic. I am not pleased with the bottom of the v-neck but you have to be very close to see that bit. I did 1" to the length and shaved about 3/8" off the top of the shoulders. This is a hold you stomach in type of top but perfect for summer.

Now back to sewing, then the twins and I are heading to TGI Fridays for appetizers before Home Depot. Hubby and daughter #2 are away for a big softball tournament. He called, I should have gone - motel is right next to a Joann's ETC and a huge garden center!! They are gone until Monday, I can still go.


  1. Anonymous4:48 PM

    Now I'm really wishing that I had bough more of that chain link fabric... that top is beautiful. I love the new dress, too - so cute.

    It's been horribly chilly at nights here too - Taylor had a softball game the other night and we kept thinking we should have cracked out the winter coats. ROFL

  2. I really love that dress on your daughter. It was about 5th on my to-do list, but you have inspired me to move it closer to the top!

  3. That sure is a perfect Saturday! Everything/everyone looks great!

    Did you do the stamping on the concrete yourselves? It looks really nice.

  4. your dd's dress is gorgeous and your dd is simply stunning.

    great job on the pergola. a fire pit sounds so cozy.

  5. Sounds like a perfect day to me too! Love DD's dress!

    Mmm- s'mores sound really good...

  6. Anonymous8:27 AM

    Beautiful dress on a beautiful girl.
    I'm going to have to pick up that pattern so I can make some of the tops for me.

    Pergola is beautiful. Can't wait to see it with plants.

    I had to laugh - we just packed up our fire pit to move it to the attic for the next lots of months. It won't be cool enough for a fire in the evenings for at least 6 months!

  7. Gorgeous dress! Your DD must be thrilled!
    Your top looks awesome too!