The good news is, I finally was able to get my pictures downloaded from my camera. The cord I couldn't find the other day was of course right where it always is. I like to tell myself that the lack of good light on the shelf where it was kept me from seeing it. The bad news is, I'm pretty sure I just walked past it and looked and didn't see it about fifty times.
And I wear trifocals. Sigh.
In any event, I mentioned a sewing class that I had signed up to take, and it will be starting on Monday evening. It is a three-week class, so [in theory at least] by the end of the class on July 25, I should have a lovely summer dress!
The class is being held at Spool, which is about 2 blocks away from my house, and that means when I go home after class, I'll still have a nice part of the evening to relax. Spool is a lovely shop, and they offer some great classes. (I am often discussing whether or not to take one of their quilting classes. But then I figure I don't need another hobby to obsess over ... oh, and the discussions take place in my head. I have some of my best conversations and discussions with myself. Doesn't everyone?)
Anyway, the name of the class is Summer Dress, and we will be using this pattern. There is a photo of a finished dress on an actual person here. I just love it, and I hope mine will be at least this nice. I've chosen this fabric for my dress:
They had several versions of this daisy-patterned fabric at the shop, but most of them were very light shades. Which were very pretty, but in my case, would scream "Spill something on me!" and sadly, I would oblige ...
I still love the fabric though, as I *heart* daisies, and also this shade of blue. The dress is lined, so this will be another challenge for me, as I have never made anything with a lining. I think I'll be glad that it is lined though, since otherwise the main fabric is the type of cotton that could require a slip. And what is the point of a summery dress if you need to wear a slip? (Plus, I have a sneaking suspicion that the one or two slips I owned at one point were thrown out because they were threadbare.)
I don't think I will ever become a master seamstress, but I am looking forward to becoming more confident in my very basic sewing skills while being able to give a little boost to my wardrobe. Stay tuned to see how it all turns out!