Friday, September 07, 2007

My Own Private Azkahban

Two weeks dreading, two weeks visiting, two weeks unravelling - that's the cost of visiting my parents. I'm not sure how after 37 years, time alone with them can still cause such despair, but it does.

Anyway, I've spent the last two weeks eating chocolate and compulsively shopping, so all is well again. Enough grumping!

And, I'm sewing again. Something simple, but pretty, a last hurrah for the end of summer:
The dress is the designer exclusive from Burda's 06/2007 issue, #139, and the fabric is an Alexander Henry print, "Pink Bird Seed":

It' s a little hefty for the pattern, which is for batiste (lightweight cotton), but it's such a happy print, I couldn't resist. It's my second time making clothes from quilting cotton, the first being a wrap A-line skirt. Honestly it feels odd - I'm neither in my 20's, nor have a kooky sense of style, so I don't know if I can pull it off.


  1. Anonymous3:44 AM

    Sorry to hear your trip was depressing.:(
    But that dress in that fabric should cheer anyone up! I only recently found your blog but love the dresses you've made especially the dress with the hearts fabric from gorgeous things,I've the same fabric and had no idea what to do with it.But I'm definitly making a dress with it after see your beautiful creation!Eithne

  2. ROFL on how you described your visit. I am sorry that it caused you so much stress - you definitely deserve some sewing therapy now! I love what you're going to make too, that fabric is perfect for that style.

  3. That dress will look amazing in the fabric. I can't wait to see the finished result.

  4. I love that fabric too! pity about the trip with the parents, some of us just lucked out in the parent department...