Well, here it is--the first 30's dress. I suspect there will be more because I celebrated the completion of this dress by buying two more 1930s patterns. Before I start those, however, I will head into the 1940s and Sew for Victory with Lucky Lucille.
Here's the dress on Tillie, my unpaid assistant. It needs pressed. I think Tillie has more of a waistline than I do, but she hasn't spent the weekend at the rodeo eating chili-cheese fries.
Here is the dress on me from various angles. My husband is my patient photographer. Patient because I won't hold still and I close my eyes every other shot and then make him do it again.
Here's the back:
I'm really happy with the back--see how well the pattern matches between the yoke and the bodice? It's hard to tell where one ends and the other begins.
And from the side. The first photo was a total profile, but my husband made me look at him because he said it looked like a mug shot.
And lastly a fun artsy shot. Aren't the red shoes perfect with this?
Yes, I have been writing. I plotted out the rest of the book on tiny little post-it notes which I stuck to the kitchen table and rearranged until it felt right.
Then I put the post-its in a notebook and taped them down for travel because this past weekend was a rodeo weekend.
Every year I have a vendor booth at the local ranch hand rodeo, so for the past three and half days I sat in my booth, writing away and eating chili cheese fries. I actually produced quite a few words and had a great time.