What a nice Mother’s Day weekend. Ashley and her companion spent Saturday (her birthday!) and Sunday with me, and my son slipped in on Sunday night ahead of a business appointment in the area on Monday. Such a treat. The sewing plaque is a made-by-Ashley, her altered media work is so pretty and special.
We stayed busy! Of course we headed off straight away to IKEA. I got out with most of my Mom’s Day money intact 🙂 since most of the fabrics were canvas – beautiful, beautiful prints, but not what I need. Then Ashley and I were treated to dinner at a lovely little Italian ristorante near my house.
Back home and we girls got down to business! First was fitting a dress I just finished, McCalls 6073 maxi dress. This is the second time I’ve done this pattern for her, and it was perfect! All we did was mark the hem. It’s in a beautiful ITY from Fabric Mart.
Next we pulled out fabric bins and patterns and played ‘what if’ for a while. She loved the fabric I had picked out for her Butterick 5744, a chocolate and turquoise calico from Holly Lobby. A peek of the bodice below, which has a single ruffle running down the right side.
The dress is actually done now, except for hemming, and it is beautiful. It is fully lined in dark brown poly/cotton lightweight broadcloth and feels wonderful.
We also went online so Ashley could shop fabric for a mini-dress to wear over capris and leggings. Keeping in mind that she and companion go to pop culture events like comic-con throughout the year – check out the awesome Alexander Henry fabric she found on eQuilter.com!