The musical interlude is over and we are back to sewing! Those guys were great, weren't they?
My BFF just had her second grandchild and she is a little girl so this is where best friend Bunny jumps in and says, "Hurray!" I get to do a frilly little project. You've seen me make this dress many times. It is my go to Bishop dress. I use a Bishop as a gift garment because the size is so forgiving and the length of the wear time is long. It's my habit to give a one year old dress so she will be in this next summer. I find babies have loads of newborn fitting clothes and a year later the supply dwindles down. Besides, I want this little sweetie to wear my efforts for a while, not just a few weeks.
This classic bishop is not too full, not too complicated, and comes with two smocking plates. I am not sure yet if I will use those. I'll also may make the back so it buttons all the way down and may add some pockets as well. It will evolve.
I have started designing Sophie's Christmas dress. I have the fabric, hopefully enough, and the ideas worked out in my head. I can't go any further at this point. I've put together a sloper for her but the design requires many changes. I will wait until I can actually drape it on her and start cutting, moving, and adding. So that project is on hold until Columbus weekend.
All peeled and ready for the next step! I put up 15 quarts two days ago, 15 quarts today, and will do fifteen more tomorrow. I am turning into a tomato. Tomorrows batch will be dehydrated instead of stewed. I use Romas for those. Are you canning, freezing, or "putting food by"? ....Bunny