Eldest son was accepted to James Madison University after spending a year at a local community college. So we are trying to line up an apartment and get him signed up for classes several months behind the regular schedule for everybody else. We did find a sublet and he had a meeting with his advisor last week.
Hubby has vowed to have, fresh from the vine, tomatoes and peppers this summer. No matter what it takes. So he has built the ultimate tomato cage. So they won’t escape.
|Ultimate Tomato Cage|
Just kidding. It is to protect the vegetables from the squirrels and deer. The neighbor leaned on the fence and watched him build it. And suggested if it did not work for its intended purpose, it could be used to raise chickens. I implemented a backup plan and signed up with The Farm Table. A program that delivers boxes of fresh vegetables and fruit, from local farms, to my home every week.
As to sewing , I was looking for summer styling ideas for red pants and I saw this picture of a sheer black with white polka dot blouse worn with a red skirt.
Once the idea of a sheer polka dot blouse was planted in my head, I saw them everywhere on the
on the Internet, and in recent issues of pattern magazines. Ms. Stylebook June 1012 issue, BurdaStyle May 2012 - blouse 134, and Patrones Issue 315. There were black polka dots on white backgrounds,
|Black polka dots on white|
and white polka dots on black backgrounds. They were shown worn with red pants, white pants, jeans, white shorts, black pants, turquoise pants. They were worn as an over blouses, tucked in and tied at the waist. I was inspired by what I saw.
|White Polka dots on Black|
|Burda 7351 front|
|Burda 7351 back|
|Burda 7351 closeup|
|As Over blouse|
|With Red Pants|
|Just having fun. A Chicas Pin Up, I am not!|
Quick, to get that last picture out of your mind, here is another top.
I admired it in a catalog one morning and later that day found similar fabric at the store. Another poly chiffon. The inspiration top fabric was a mesh knit. I used New Look pattern 6025.
|New Look 6025|
Wide necklines can be a disaster on me. With a thin neck and small shoulders, they look bad and tend to fall off my shoulders. So I always check them using my sloper and generally make them smaller and in proportion with my body. On View D, I moved the neck opening in toward the neck 1 inch on the shoulder seam, and shortened the V neckline by 1 inch too. I added a casing for elastic using vintage rayon seam binding. I have a friend that is active in a Baltimore area quilt guild. She always thinks of me when sewing notions like this show up on the give away table. Thanks Urs!
|Rayon Seam Binding|
|Seam binding used for elastic casing|
|New Look 6025|