Happy weekend! It’s been kind of dreary here in the Boston area this weekend. My tomato plants are really happy, and my oregano is growing like a weed. We had a nice weekend. Saturday was spent doing house stuff. DH stained some doors. DS the eldest had a graduation party to go to, and we took DS the younger to dinner at the local Chinese/Sushi restaurant. I did get to spend some quality sewing time, which is always nice! I made another version of Simplicity 3503. I had made two versions of this dress, and I love it, but I had pretty much forgotten about it until Eugenia highlighted her fabulous versions in a recent blog post. I wanted a maxi for summer, and this did the trick. I made it with Abstract Animal-ly Print Rayon Jersey. I’m not going to re-review it here. The difference from my other versions is that I didn’t line the bodice this time. I kind of wish I had, since this knit stretches in the length as well as the width. I haven’t hemmed it yet. I’m going to let it hang on Shelley overnight. I’ll probably take a solid foot off the bottom and then hem. It’s really, really long. I went down to a size 12, and I could probably go down another size. But doesn’t this scream “cocktails by the pool”?
New England ASDP Program!
You may know that I’ve been the VP of programs for the New England Chapter of the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals (formerly known as PACC) for the last four years. This year is the end of my term, and I gotta tell you – I think we have one hell of a program coming up! It will start in September, and it revolves around the theme of the Little Black Dress. Four of the sessions will be open to the public. The first will be on fitting. Sue Bennett, who did a wildly popular seminar on fitting in general, will be back to bring her expertise to fitting your LBD. The second public program will be in December, and it will be a two-day seminar by (are you ready?) Susan Khalje! The third public program will be in March, on embellishment, and it will be by (another are you ready?) Anna Mazur! The final public program will be a fashion show featuring Little Black Dresses by participants in the programs. I’ll post more details later, but do join us!
Speaking of Susan Khalje, I have been asked to fill her place (Aaaaah! I’m not worthy!) on the board of the Master Sewing and Design Professional (MSDP) Certification Program. It’s a great program for professionals.
That’s about all the news that’s fit to blog. I hope you have a great remainder of your weekend. Anyone watching the Tonys?