Sunday, April 29, 2012

Seven Yards of Ruffle

Gingham Ruffle

When all is said and done, the two dresses I've worked on back to back will have used up fifteen yards of fabric and seven yards of lace.  I really haven't gotten too much done other than  cut out the fashion fabric.  The pattern matching required was holding me up. I _think_ I've got it right.   I've gotten the darts sewn, the lining bust and midriff together, and of course,  I'm using the zigzag-over-dental-floss method to gather the bottom ruffle.  

Oh yeah, and Friday was my first farm share pick up of the year.  No, the brussell sprouts were not part of it, but I though I'd share the ONLY way that I'll eat them.  Cut into quarters, lay in a single layer on a pan with a light coating of olive or grape seed oil and kosher salt to taste.  Roast in the oven at 375F until crispy around the edges. 

Eat, Enjoy
That's all for now.  I have to work tonight. *sighs*

P.S.  The fact that Gertie's New Book is being released on the anniversary of my mother's death put a damper on my enthusiasm. *sighs*


  1. i agree on the sprouts, had them just this way last night:)

    and... not to trivialize the upcoming anniversary... but i think your mom would be happy to see you sewing something up from a new book. a great way to remember her...

    1. No, that does not trivialize it at all, Oona. I fully suspect you are correct, too.

  2. 4 things!
    -Ditto on the sprouts (amazing recipe)
    -How cool you do the farm share thing - I do too! (We call it CSA - community sponsored agriculture here). We have six more weeks before we will get our first box. :)
    -Thanks for reminding me about Gertie's new book (so awesome).
    -My sympathies re your mother. I know that loss, though you never really lose your mom - mine remains in my thoughts and in my heart.