Monday, January 17, 2011

Snow vs. Sunshine!

     Annie went back to Boston to this!  Awesome was how she described it, and I must say I am a little jealous!  I grew up with 4 seasons, and I miss them!  In southern California, we have almost summer, summer, and just past summer (and 1 week of cold).  It is 91 degrees here today, which is WAY TOO HOT for January!
     I am working on the graph for the smocking design for the basic yoke dress that will be my tutorial that starts in February.  I will have my new pattern in the next couple of weeks - Classic Yoke from Classic Couture for Children.  I will be making the size 3, so the measurements I will be using will come from that. We will be starting with blocking the skirt front (th pleating tutorial is already posted).
     I will post the fabric and notion requirements this week, along with information if you want to purchase the kit.  My dress is smocked and I am diligently taking pictures of the condtructio every step of the way.  I would much rather be sewing than doing the taxes!  College kids abound at our house and they are all emaling me to remind me that they have to get their FAFSFA filled out.  The one good thing about that is that I can just laugh on April 15th (and you will not catch me dead at the post office that day)!
Happy Stitching,


  1. Vaune, you can always hop a plane at LAX and in a little over an hour be at snow here. Book it on the right day and it will be a bargain really as opposed to the 6 to 7 hour drive.

  2. I wish! I am going to Albuquerque on the 14th to teach for Zia Sun Smockers........I am thinking they might have cold weather! I have friend that has 2 cabins at Shaver Lake - we try to make it up there once in the winter, but for some odd reason, it seems like the fewer kids we have left at home, the less time we have to do things like that. That is not supposed to happen!