Today was the big day for my pin up girl photo shoot. I was nervous at first because I have NEVER done a photo shoot like this, in fact I run from the camera most of the time. So coming up with poses and faces in front of the camera spontaneously is so not me. Luckily, the photographer has a great assistant that gives lots of direction and feedback. A lot of the poses are not very comfortable, but make you look great in the photos, I think I got a few charlie horses. I should have some photos up in a couple of days for you to see.
I also was finally assigned a plot in a community garden. It's huge, 16x14 feet so I plan on growing lots of food to eat and to preserve: I will be a canning & freezing queen this summer! It's covered with weeds and a couple of flowers I don't recognize, so I will need to make sure I'm not pulling up something that will benefit my soil. I can't wait to start digging and planting!
Meanwhile, here is some stuff I have been working on.
Using vintage sheets I made McCalls 5643, retro apron. I made version B and decided to make mine more contrast.
I have had the fabric for this dress for a really long time. It's in the bin marked, "Fabric Stash, really need to use before buying more fabric. Like now." I used the bodice from Butterick B5319, I love the bodice on this dress and have used it before. Remember this dress? I decided not to make a belt and just put a pleat in the front of the skirt.
And lastly, I started on a new baby quilt today. Well, I laid out how I want to sew the squares together. I"ll start sewing some together tomorrow. I used some cotton fabric I had laying around, mens suit jacket, a table cloth and a sheet to make the squares. I find that lately I have been using stripes together a lot more lately, I really like the way contrasting stripes look.