We are ready for all those summer birthday parties with this dress from Maja's Heirlooms, named Annika. I used a version of Little Memories smocking plate "Cupcake Party" on the insert. White broadcloth was used for the collar with the pink polka-dot self piping.
This collar is so cute and retro. I only added a few inches of length to the dress and made it according to the directions.
The original smocking plate had the word "Party" across it, but I decided to add the extra cupcakes and drop the word. I have a new camera and I am experimenting with photographing my smocking. I am discovering that photos of smocking show every bobble in your stitches.
I have survived our "surprise" kitchen remodel. It only takes 12" of rain in 6 hours to get just a little water in the house and cause lots of problems. We moved out of the downstairs for a week for the floors and then another week for the kitchen cabinets. I am so happy to make home cooked meals.
|Kitchen one week after flood.|
|Other side of kitchen|
Our life is never dull, so we added a trip to Dallas to the USAT National Championships for Tae Kwon Do for my two oldest sons to compete. The oldest got 2nd and the next oldest got third.
|USAT Nationals with my two oldest boys.|
Since the house remodel, I am happily settling into my sewing room and trying to figure out where I put everything. More summer projects soon.