What's a current photo without some boxes in the background? That's my dining room, where NOTHING has been unpacked yet, hence the empty china hutch behind me. Hey, it's not like I'm having a dinner party anytime soon. It's also not like I have any china anymore. In a weird turn of events, STBex decided he wanted it, and since I ended up with nearly everything, I didn't object. I'll find some someday at a yard sale or something. Or not. Realistically, I'm probably over it.
So anyway, the dress. I like it. I'll probably wear this to work on Monday. And, I'll probably make it again since it goes together really fast and there were no fit issues. I sewed a straight "16" (see my tracing post from yesterday) and did not do an FBA or make any other adjustment. Gotta love knits. ;-) Because I had slightly less fabric than the pattern calls for, I did add a seam down the middle of the back skirt piece. I forgot to take a pic, but you can't see the seam anyway because of the randomness of the print. The other slight deviations from the pattern include serging clear elastic to the neckline and then turning it under twice, which resulted in a 6/8" foldover instead of 5/8". I also took a 2-1/2" hem along the bottom. I will probably remove 1" at the shorten lines for next time just to keep a little more of the swish. I also added a 3" wide (6", folded over) interfaced self-fabric tie belt. Which is completely hidden by the print in the photo but IRL adds that certain something.Or at least I think so.
Parting Shot: Tyler is deploying on Tuesday and will be mostly out of modern communication for 6 or so months. Sob! I was actually supposed tobe up there visiting him one last time before he leaves during this time off I've been enjoying but it just didn't work out. He did get to see his dad in Virginia last weekend so at least he had some family time before deployment. He bought himself a new Macbook last week for his trip, loaded it up with movies and whatnot, and this arrived in the mail for me today. (His "old" Dell.) Nice kid, eh? I'm typing this blog entry from my back porch ... er ... lanai. I feel so Floridan. Hah.
In more Tyler news, he received a meritorious (and early) promotion to Corporal a couple of weeks ago, which goes into effect tomorrow morning during his "pinning." And he is currently Marine of the Quarter for his squadron, and as part of that honor also received a set of official photos which he sent to me (below). I'm quite proud of him, and will miss him so much. Keep him in your thoughts for a safe trip. While he's not going to The Bad Place, he's still going to be half a world away for a long time.