Originally he was supposed to stop over in Arizona.
Sixty mile an hour winds in The Grand Canyon State prevented that.
Las Vegas was the next choice, but the Prostitution is Legal State (other wise known as The Silver State) was experiencing heavy rain delays.
So he's now being flown to The Tar Heel State before catching a plane back to The Keystone State.
Where do they come up with these nicknames anyway, or am I the only person with an imagination??
On the sewing front I was able to get to JoAnn's today and purchase my invisible zipper and muslin, so I started in on Simplicity 2951. Throwing my vanity into the trash I made a size 10 top and a 12 bottom.
Now what do I mean by that last comment? It means that according to the info on the envelope my measurements are a perfect size 12, BUT normally if I were to cut a size 12 it would be miles too big. However this pattern looked suspiciously familiar so I erred on the side of caution and went ahead and cut a 12.
I've mentioned before that the sizing on Simplicity patterns can be alarming and you can be rest assured; they still are! I dug out my Simplicity 2939 which was a success and compared the skirt widths. Close enough I decided, and then whacked this out.
It's so difficult to see in these pictures! The top of the skirt (where it meets the bodice) is supposed to be gathered.
I gathered the back but I pleated the front.
I basted the whole thing first, and I wasn't happy with the rear view (big surprise). So I ripped it apart, sewed the skirt fabric to the skirt lining, and then treated them as one.
It looked better with the weight of the lining but I still have to insert my zipper but that will have to wait until another day!
I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
A closer look at the top of the dress. This is a very tiny top, I would have to call it an A cup size. I will enlarge it a bit if I ever make it again.
I decided to put the zipper in the side instead of the back.
But I completely forgot to just place the back piece on the fold and now the back has an unnecessary seam.
No damage, just stupid.
Anyway we'll see how it looks after I get the zipper in, but I'm not holding my breath!
Remember this fabric?
There was quite a bit left over and the lady I made this bench seat cover for has decided she'd like me to make a purse out of it for her 2 year old daughter.
Minus the cat!
I'm going to use this evening bag pattern for it, and I think it will be adorable!
Black and white, with hot pink and lime green accents! It will certainly be a one of a kind bag for a future diva!
I still have to go back to her place to get the fabric so this isn't going to get sewn for a couple of weeks.
Last but not least, my granddog 'Duncan Delicious' made it onto Pitter Patter again!!!
He's so cute!!
Actually this picture was taken over a year ago at Thanksgiving and our poor boy was kept outside on the porch because Kissy Pooh (my mother's pathetic doberman) couldn't handle the stress of another dog in the house (read; someone didn't want to share table scraps!).
So this was the pitiful face we saw peering through the door every time we went to check on him!!!!
Update: Hans just phoned to say he's now in North Carolina (that darned old Tar Heel State) and he'll be home sometime around midnight.
I did confuse him a bit when I answered the phone, "Pretty Kitty Hot Line!"
Hey! Chlorox dared me!
But that Hans is a big stinker! When he hung up he told me to get back to work!