Two weeks dreading, two weeks visiting, two weeks unravelling – that’s the cost of visiting my parents. I’m not sure how after 37 years, time alone with them can still cause such despair, but it does.

Anyway, I’ve spent the last two weeks eating chocolate and compulsively shopping, so all is well again. Enough grumping!

And, I’m sewing again. Something simple, but pretty, a last hurrah for the end of summer:
The dress is the designer exclusive from Burda’s 06/2007 issue, #139, and the fabric is an Alexander Henry print, “Pink Bird Seed”:


It’ s a little hefty for the pattern, which is for batiste (lightweight cotton), but it’s such a happy print, I couldn’t resist. It’s my second time making clothes from quilting cotton, the first being a wrap A-line skirt. Honestly it feels odd – I’m neither in my 20’s, nor have a kooky sense of style, so I don’t know if I can pull it off.

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