I finished another darted dress. This one was made using McCall's 5848 pattern. It is has extended shoulders, outside darts, a low-cut back, and side zipper. I made a straight size 12 and then did a 1" FBA using Nancy Zieman's dart increase method out of her Pattern Fitting book. I also omitted the lining and back slit for this dress and just finished the neckline with 2" binding cut from my left-over fabric.
This is the same stretch sateen fabric I used for my BWOF pleated skirt, which is now too large to fit. I am glad to have this awesome fabric back in my wardrobe! The pattern only calls for 1 1/2 yards, so this was a very inexpensive dress to make, especially with Yardage Town fabrics being so reasonable.
I had a great weekend overall. My roommie and I went to a friend's house for a fabulous dinner followed by board games. I am really working on getting out of the house more, so I am happy to report that this is the 5 or 6th week in the row that I have added outside fun to my routine. (I know....only 35 and already having to push herself out of the house....lol). Brandilion aka roommie is also getting me out tomorrow for a concert in La Jolla. This girl has skills well beyond knitting and spinning, she can mot-i-vate! lol.
I received a sunshine award yesterday from Lynn. I really appreciate this since blogs give me as much sunshine as sunny San Diego. Cheesy - yes? But also very true. Instead of listing bloggers, I will simply say that you all are fabulous and my extremely long blog roll proves it! lol.
I'm bringing sexy back....I have a sexy back. humming to myself. (I'm a dork...never claimed otherwise....)