By now on a parental trip, I’d have posted half a dozen times. But, I’ve really been relaxing on this mini-break. I started taking photos of Thanksgiving food, but got too hungry. Here’s the main thing to know:
This peach cobbler was my breakfast for three days. Which could be one of the many reasons I’ve actually gone running twice since I got here. Is anyone on Nike+ / Nikerunning.com? I think my profile is public and I’m listed as Fussbudgit.
While here, I have been doing quite a bit of sewing. My Aunt Judy bought this outfit for my mom on a recent trip to Ghana. I didn’t take before photos. It was too big in the back, upper bust, hips and waist. Now, it fits nicely. . It’s remarkable how much easier it is to fit another person. It’s also remarkable how differently we carry weight. I’m all saddlebag and boob. She carries weight in the mid section. My waist is the only small thing on me.
The details are really neat. The applique leaves are cut out from the material and hand sewn together. This makes trim for the bust, back, center front and are the actual cap sleeves!
Alterations are the devil. For reals. Ugh.
The bodice and skirt are underlined.
And the stabilizer in the sleeves, waist and hem is just paper!
Check the zipper. It goes all the way up along the back pieces. Nice and decorative. Would be totally fun in a metallic teeth, right?
Oh, I also made my dad two bow ties for Christmas. I’ll just leave them here and my mom will give them to him next month.
Have I mentioned how glad I bought a Singer 301 *just* for here?
I’ve also decided to give the warmer of my red trench coat a go. I’ll work on that this evening. I fly out tomorrow and am back in my own bed Tuesday night :)