Despite the brown linen dress disaster, I am not giving up. From my stash, I found
2 pieces of linen, one in black and one in a black and white print. Neither fabric is
enough to make a dress, so I decided to make one side in one fabric and one in
the other. See black and white dress photo above. Both center front and center back are on seams so cutting them separately gave me one color on each side. I have made several summer tops from
(see photo below) so I decided to make a dress from the same pattern. To do this, trace out the front and back of the top. Tape some paper on the bottom of the top. I want a finished length on the dress to be
44 inches. The top pattern is 22 inches so I need to add length of 22 inches. Find
something in your closet that you like the width of around the hem. Measure and
this will be your desired hem circumference. I wanted a circumference of 62
inches. The circumference of the top is 42 inches so 20 inches is needed at the
bottom. Dividing that amount in quarters, I needed to add 5 inches to each side
seam at the bottom. Taper this amount back to the hemline of the top and you
have the dress pattern. This will be your new cutting line at the side seam for
front and back. I am happy with the way it turned out.
I NEED YOUR HELP
Wool crepe is the perfect weight fabric for San Francisco all year long. What I
cannot find is wool crepe with a print. I am hoping that one of you might have a
piece in your stash, that you might be willing to part with. Send me a photo, the
amount you have and your tele #.
I have sent out a lot of my cookbooks,
, so I am hoping to get
some feedback from those of you who have bought it. Send me a review of a
recipe you liked and what you think of the cookbook in general. Everyone says
they love the spiral binding so that it lies flat.
I recently watched a great show on Netflix called: LIFE ITSELF, with Annette
Benning and Antonio Banderas. It starts a bit slow but you will love this movie.
While detective books and thrillers are not my favorite genre, I recently found an
author Lars Kepler who wrote
. It definitely held my attention. I
also finished both of Celeste Ng's books
LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE
as well as
EVERYTHING I never told you
. I loved them both. Celeste is a wonderful writer.
I hope you have a good week. These are challenging times, not able to see friends
and family. Just be kind to those who live in your household. It is not easy for