Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Goings On…

Things have been very interesting around Portland House these days. I am making a trip to Arizona, kind of a last minute thing, to visit my family this weekend. I’m very much looking forward to it especially since I have not been home since May of last year.

Aaron and I also had a very nice Labor Day weekend. We spent part of it with friends, and the majority of it with each other. The highlight of the weekend was Sunday. We spent the afternoon with our dear friends and they’re little boy, James. We returned home around 8:30 that night, lit a fire in our fire pit, and then we sat out on the deck and talked until midnight. It was a wonderful time.

I also had a chance to get some sewing done. The bodice is nearly completed, save the cuffs, buttons, and buttonholes. I’m hoping to have the bodice finished before I leave for Arizona, but I may be a bit ambitious. We’ll see how much time I have. Anyway, enough of my ramblings. Here are some pictures, enjoy!

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The fire pit after a long night of burning wood and chatting.Fire Talk 015

The starry skies.

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The sleeves look poofier in this picture than they actually are. I also need to trim them and they add the cuffs. They need to be about 3 inches shorted.

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The belt is attached and closes at the side. I can’t decide if I want to do buttons or hooks and eyes with false buttons.

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The lining. The seam allowance is pressed over and then the piece is whip-stitched into place. This method keeps things nice and tidy without adding extra bulk.

Well, that’s all for now folks. Have a lovely rest of your week :-)

God Bless!

Love Lauren

1 Witty Sentiments:

Sarah Jane said...

WOW! The bodice looks amazing!

Your labor day sounds wonderful! We just did yard work and such - which was good too, but not necessarily fun.:)

Have a great trip this week!!