....is when you're holed up during a snowstorm!
This last weekend Oklahoma was hit with a pretty large ice and snow storm...a lot a people were without power for a few days while the electric companies worked to repair the damage from all the ice and trees that had fallen on power lines. We were very grateful to be able to spend the weekend with my in-laws who have a fireplace (and heat) in case of power outages.
My sister-in-law and I got busy and made her a new dress for this Spring. It was kind of fun to be sewing something so light and spring-y while the snow was piling up outside!
The pattern we picked was one Mom made for my sister, Katie, last summer. McCalls 5804. The only major alteration we needed to do was the make the piece that goes around the ribcage larger...the length of the one that was the correct one for her bodice size was several inches too small. Very weird, but we got it figured out.
This is such a cute pattern. I'd like to possibly make one for myself this summer. We'll see. =)
Here she is, almost finished with the dress. All that's left is to hem it, and do a bit of handstitching where we turned the lining through on the bodice. The fabric is a pale pink linen blend with little brown flower sprigs.