Monday, June 24, 2019

Popover Dress

Wow, I haven't posted in a bit! I kind of miss posting on my blog regularly like I use to. I think it's time to start back up and why not start with my Popover Dress!

First let me say I LOVE this dress. And so proud to say I made it! One of the main reasons I wanted to learn to sew was to make vintage inspired dresses. I love the dresses from the 50's and 60's and watch old classic movies sometimes just for the clothes. Since I'm still a beginner sewist, I look for easy patterns, with a few new skills I can learn. The Popover Dress from Gertie Sews Jiffy Dresses was perfect! It's fairly easy for beginners and I learned something new, creating and applying bias facing. I've read reviews saying the dress takes about 2 hours to complete. That wasn't so in my case. It took a bit longer, but I'm thinking a second go round might be quicker and there will definitely be a second dress. Also, Gertie has a tutorial for making the dress! What more could you ask for!

So my sewing journey continues. I have several projects I want to make, but I've been hesitate to get started. The patterns have skills I haven't tried yet, and fear of failing stops me from attempting them. I know that's crazy, because I'll never learn the skills if I don't attempt them! Hey, I'm a work in progress! I'm going to give myself a pep talk and just do it! Until then, I'll admire my Popover dress. Isn't it cute!

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Porch Sunsets

In the evening as the sun is setting I find myself being drawn to the back porch. A slight breeze blows the overgrown grass in the meadow, birds chatter, and sunlight dapples through the trees. It's such a serene place to shed the worries of the day and just be.