Sunday, 15 January 2012

Warm Weather Dress & Tulips On A Winter Day

Decided to make a dress for warmer climates - Hello Mexico!
Last week I began one part of my New Years Plan - to get back in shape.  I belong to Curves, it's a nice workout for the mature women....LOL   So I went 5 days in a row, missed Saturday & worked out at home on Sunday.  I've been watching my food intake & I ended up throwing the rest of my Christmas chocolate into the trash - there wasn't much left at all, but it was very symbolic for me!  Not soon enough though  :(
I had to add an extra 1/2" to the sides of my pattern.  I'm OK with that cause I know I will fit a size 12 this year!  My tummy already feels smaller.  Yeah!!
The fabric is a poly knit, really slippery but very nice drape.
I started sewing it today & aside from the slipperiness, it's going to be a breeze to make.  I dropped the back neckline about 6".  I don't get why a lot of summery dresses have neck hugging backs.  The gathered section in the front will be quite a bit lower too.  I'll see when I get there.
Tulips on a wintery snow day - our first snow this winter!
Pretty but.............Spring's a lot prettier!!  Still making earwarmers, I posted them on Ravelry.  I really need to figure out how to link to other sites this year.   I wish I could share my Pinterst too.  I'm so addicted to that site.

More Jewelry, A Sunset & Earwarmers For Sale

 I made this one in champagne too - my favourite so far.  My daughter has absconded with it.
 I'll get it back one day!!

 Fake pearls & memory wire.  Looking for pretty charms to add an accent.
 Natural mottled coloured beads, memory wire & a charm.
 So beautiful; shot from my back yard.
I've crocheted  at least a dozen of these for gifts & for sale. Quick & easy pattern.