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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Quick Golf Dress

I'm still working on revamping my golf wardrobe. The shorts are a smashing success except needing to removing about 2 1/2" from the waist. Don't ask me what happened because I don't know.  Friday morning I decided I need a new golf dress. Even on the golf course dresses are my favorite because of their ease of wear and they allow maximum air flow. I do tend to wear biker shorts underneath. With two hours before tee time I did a "franken pattern" of Butterick 5522 and McCalls 6559 and came up with this cute little number.




The fabric is from Fabricmart.com and is the same fabric that men's athletic shorts are made of. I added the exposed zipper as purely a decorative element in hope the dress wouldn't look like a nightie. The last golf dress I made of this fabric got seriously "butt sprung" but this one didn't. The only difference is the back seam. Hmmm. I didn't have enough time to embroider a golf motif but before I wear it again I will add one. I wore it with white Callaway golf shoes with light blue trim and rhinestones. It was a hit and so was I. I played badly meaning I had to hit the ball a LOT of times...LOL

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Vogue Pattern Magazine

Have you seen the latest Vogue Pattern Magazine? If yes, why didn't somebody tell me that I won a year's subscription with my Vogue 1320 coat pattern! Luckily Faye called and told me.


Thanks Faye and to everyone else...I'm unfriending you and removing you from my wall! LOL

Monday, July 7, 2014

Monday Musings 7/07/2014

Here's some of what's been on my mind lately!

  • I bought a couple of bras over the weekend. I wanted something without a seam visible when I wear my golf polo shirts. Why is it that the stitching is already coming loose on the bridge and I've only worn it one time! I'm thinking of returning it.
  • Who keeps putting all the crap on my cutting table? I cannot keep it clear!
  • I hate having carpet on my craft room floor.
  • I think the foot pedal on my machine is acting up again. It's already been replaced once. Thank goodness it's still under warranty.
  • I have an idea for a cute golf dress. I hope to have it sewn by Thursday morning for my golf league. I'll need to try to find shoes to match! Divas gotta do the darn thing from head to toe!
  • Need to prewash some fabric.
  • Been sewing Barbie dresses. Need to take some photos and post them.
  • I've golfed five days in a row! I'm going to try for seven..
  • My latest passion is audiobooks. Does this count as reading?
  • Come on people. Are you so important that you have to have a cell phone attached to your ear 24/7? It's rude and I don't want to have to hear your conversations. Unless it's an emergency at least wait until you get to the privacy of your own car.
  • BTW...turn up your figgin' Miracle Ear or at least get tested for one.
  • Did you look in the mirror before you left home? I don't think so.
  • My knee is almost as good as new.
  • I'm practicing a song on the violin as an accompaniment for a jazz singing friend. Summertime is the song.
  • There was a pre-teen at JoAnn's today that was picking out a pattern and fabric. She is a first-time sewer and was instructed to buy cotton fabric. The pattern she chose was for knit fabric and was well beyond her skill level. The fabric she picked was a very ornate sequinned decorated prom worthy fabric. WTH. The sales lady said she tried to discourage her from the purchase but she wouldn't be deterred. The young lady said she wore side 18 in RTW. When the sales lady said the young lady's FB was 48 I knew it would be a disaster. I suggested she find a cotton knit from the 50% off Red Tag clearance fabric and McCalls 6559. I'm pretty sure she didn't take my advice. Once again a potential sewer is led down the wrong path and may never revisit what could have been a very rewarding experience.