Friday, July 26, 2013

... and the winner is

... Johanna of Making it Well -- one of my favorite bloggers! Thanks for entering my Birthday Giveaway. I'll be in touch for your mailing info. :)

As for regular business around these parts, sewing has been a little bit slow, still, but planning has not! I've got my 3 WIPs still underway, and a new project in the works, too.

I recently saw this dress on and was instantly inspired.

Graceful Greenery Dress in Dog Park

I love the scoop neckline, skinny straps, and full gathered skirt.  It looks like an early 1960s frock perfect for a summer barbeque or party. However, I'm not sure if you all have picked up on this, but I'm not a dog owner presently. The apple of my eye is my bratty darling, Duke the cat. Though I did grow up with a pet dog, I couldn't just betray Duke like that -- I'm his mom, after all. I managed to find some excellent, very similar looking cat fabric, in a Grey and Pink color scheme. I think it will make a great paring with the bodice from a recently acquired vintage pattern I picked up. Add a gathered skirt, and I'm good to go.

this bodice, plus

... a gathered skirt & this adorable fabric.

I'm in love with the cute cats and the fabric colors. It's definitely more muted than the bright Red and Yellow of the Bernie Dexter inspiration dress on ModCloth, but I love it!


  1. Omg so excited!!!! :D Thanks so much! And very flattering to be called one of your favourite bloggers. Oh shucks. I totally freaked out when I saw I'd won! So awesome!!!
    I love the new plans for your dress. I can't wait to see it :D

  2. Congratulations Johanna! And Sue, I totally love that cat fabric.

  3. OMG, your cat dress is going to be SO CUTE!!!!!


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