Simplicity 1474 – Fluerology Ruffle Dress
I made my niece a new dress using Simplicity 1474. I have zero mistakes to confess for this make, although I need to learn to sew a hook and eye. The zipper holds up fine though:)
I’m not sure how the back ruffle was supposed to attach over the zipper. I didn’t read the instructions, but I made it work. Not sure if I used the correct ruffle placement. It’s rumpled from laying around so long; but it looks great pressed. A few washes to soften it up and it will lay nicely without pressing. My generation doesn’t iron; we just don’t.
The fabric is Fluerology from Moda, this print is called Blueberry. I was hoarding it for Sofia because it’s so bright and I love the colors.
I had just enough left to make these little paperbag style shorts. I think they’ll be real cute with t-shirts. I always made shorts for my daughter’s dresses too. (It’s like my girls were raised by wolves and can’t sit like ladies.)
I love Sofia in this dress; she looks like a fat little cupcake. This post is pretty image heavy and I don’t have a lot to say about the pattern…other than it fits well and turned out cute. So I hope you don’t mind if I ramble on some about life in general!
We’ve been remodeling, fixing things that keep breaking, studying the livestock industry, and trying to rub two pennies together to get some cattle fencing up. We have baptized our godson, built a carport, bought a tractor, raised chickens, cleared land, and burned brush like a boss so far this year.
We’re planning a 4th of July party; after all we’ve
survived accomplished I want it to be epic. I hope I have time to show you some of the decorations we’ve been making, but I’ve barely been able to post once a week. Fingers crossed!
Now I’m harvesting food. I’ve got 50 pounds of squash to can this week. I also planted peas, green beans, tomatoes, onions, garlic, beets, potatoes, corn, peppers, and carrots. Everybody laughs at our tiny cornfield. Luckily this town is farms after farm for miles…so we have met a few friends and neighbors who are helping to point us in the right direction. Next year we will buy a proper plow and plant a real cornfield. Animal feed will eat our paycheck if not.
My daughter starts cheerleading next week. I’m fundraising for that. (Let me know if you need a $30 candle. Anyone? Yeah, me neither.) Bella has been taking voice lessons all year and loving it. She’s really adjusted well to our move; and we’re enjoying summer. She seems to be content even though we can’t run around and see lots of exciting things like we were able in the city. There’s a snow cone stand in town and that’s a pretty big deal. Her goal is to try every flavor this summer:)
We will soon be the pet owners of a litter of pittbull/German Sheppard mutt puppies. We wanted some red nose Pitt babies but “German” was relentless. (I’m not sure of his real name but he’s the dog that lives 2 farms away.) His intentions were not honorable; as he has not been around since my poor little Brownie got knocked up. He hasn’t even offered to help with puppy chow. Despite the no good German Sheppard baby-daddy; we are excited about having new life on the farm.
Oh, and we are expecting fresh eggs any day now!
Simplicity 1474 in Fluerology, (Blueberry) by Moda