Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The Merry Merry Month of May

It's June and its getting to be pretty hot in the South.  May has come and gone and left quite a wake in it's path, as far as my life is concerned.  Some very good, some very, bad.  I'm trying to handle the bad.  And now for the good; both my girls had a memorable May 2013!.  One got married, and the other graduated from college.  I'm so incredibly proud of both of them! And of course sewing played a major part in both events.  The graduate - my dd wanted a unique dress for the graduation ceremony - Mint Green.  And apparently (as I read somewhere) this is the color for the season.  There were actually quite a few young ladies wearing the color, incuding my daughter's best friend.  But they never had a conversation about it, so I thought that was hilarious.  Of course, no one looked as good and my little pumpkinseed did in her frock (but I'm not biased in the least - LOL!)

All she told me was the color - mint.  And because of the timing, this was another one, I had to make without a single fitting.  Fortunately for me, this girl has a perfect body and with the exception of being a bit hippy, there are rarely any changes I need to make (now that I know her body).  I selected this pattern- McCall's 6647.

And the fabric - a lovely eyelet from and did everything except hem it before I arrived for graduation the night before. 

And while I would love to take credit for this fabulous tip, I read it on someone else's blog.  Unfortunately, due to the mayhem that has been my life for the past few months, I have no idea to whom the credit should go.  So, if she/happens happens across my blog, please accept my apology for my failing memory.  But, it's too great not to share.  I am very persnickety about the little things when sewing, buttons, zippers, linings, etc.  One of the things I hate is to not have the right color zipper or even cute zippers when they matter.  The tip here is a way to always have the perfect zipper.  I guess this would work with either, but the reference here was for invisible zippers.  Take your white zipper and the fabric and purchase nail polish the color of the fabric (or the perfect contrast if that's what you are going for).  Polish the zipper pull (and the top of the stop if you want) with the polish. You might need to apply two coats, letting it dry completely after each coat.  I just placed my zipper across the top of a glass or cup so that it doesn't touch anything while drying.  And wahlah - perfectly matched zipper.  It's a small thing and given where the zipper was in this dress,(the side) I don't know that anyone would have noticed it.  But of course I did, and I guess that's all that matters!


  1. Love that tip!!! Cute dress!!!

  2. Pretty dress! Congratulations are in order too!

  3. Congratulations on the good news with your two daughters! Thanks for sharing the invisible zipper nail polish tip.

  4. Cute dress. Congratulations to you on having two wonderful young ladies!