Well, the other day my internet sewing friend Sharon posted this tutorial found here.
It gave me inspiration so I dug down deep in the abyss of the turquoise fabric box and unearthed the tea party fabric.
I have a tea set for Caitlin that's lime green and turquoise, so this will be a perfect outfit for dress-up when we have tea in the Gazebo.
So here's the finished dress with piping (of course) on the arm and neck opening.
While I was sitting on the rock stairs taking this photo, mom Blue Jay and one of her fledglings landed beside me.
I think this is her second brood because it's so late in the season to see young Jays. And speaking of the unusual (or maybe proof of global warming) is the presence of many Common Buckeye butterflies that rarely appear here. They've even been spotted north of Lake Superior which is in the Boreal Forest.
None of this has anything to do with sewing though.
Nor does this photo.
Beside where the Jays landed is a bench with a basket of Iceberg Pansies and I have long blamed the local deer eating the blooms. Not any more. It's Chippy who is the culprit!
Okay, back to sewing. The pattern I used was Bodice Dress by Collars Etc. I omitted the collar on view 4 and used Sharon's directions.
I made it size 3.
Okay, so now I'm going to go jump in the lake because it's outrageously hot and humid here again. And when I dry off ... tea in the Gazebo of course!