But first, I attempted a new stitch on the neck binding of the pink AC shirt, but this proved too cumbersome for a Sunday afternoon, and will take more practice. I believe it's "Zig zag chain," and I eventually pulled it out and went with the standard cretin stitch. If I can neaten up the hem, I'll wear it Friday with the coral pants.
And this would be Drew practicing for the upcoming Spartan race. Dean braided together ropes so they could work on their foot wrapping techniques. Funny, I don't think Drew could fit in the treehouse anymore.
And now here she is - my mother in her first Stitch Fix...but certainly not her last! She insisted on applying lipstick prior to photography, even though I told her makeup and high-fallutin' hair are not encouraged on my blog. Sorry I don't have brand names, but this is a wrap top, silver bib necklace, and stretch high-waist trousers.
The fit of everything was perfect...
Except for this knit dress with horizontal stripes which was a little too form-fitting...so she made me try it on. She also loved the jean jacket, but has one already, so I'm buying this one from her.
The dress emphasizes my...ahem, gut...which I'm camouflaging with the jacket, so it will be passed around at the lake and given to the woman with the smallest middle. Tracey and Elizabeth, you're up next to try it on! It's long-sleeved and much dressier without the jacket, FYI.
Lastly, I cut out a short fitted Alabama Chanin dress from my blue AC fabric which was a birthday gift from my Mom and Jim last year. This is the same pattern as the Mardi Gras dress, but comes just above the knees. I should also have enough left over to do a bolero possibly. Now could this blue paint match any closer? I'm thinking of mixing it with white paint to get a lighter stencil - whatcha think?