30 May 2010

Simplicity 2871

As the school year is winding down (my last day of work is June 30th), the workload is heating up.  The last month of school is always a whirlwind of activity.

Also, my gardens are demanding more and more attention.  So, I have been spending many hours on the weekends digging, pruning, transplanting and deadheading. 

Not to mention, my house looks like a pig sty because I simply don't have enough time for real cleaning duties.  Not that my husband or Simon notice.  Why are most men so oblivious to filth? 

So, unfortunately sewing has been on the back burner at Chez HZC lately.

However, I will sew today.

I already have the project all picked out.  I don't normally go for sheath style dresses, but Simplicity 2871 looks so chic (and above all, easy to sew). 

I have a navy floral cotton pique fabric all picked out and ready for cutting.  It was a freebie in a Fabric Mart bundle, so hopefully it makes a nice wearable muslin.  But, if this project goes south, no tears will be shed.

Now, I just need to get my arse in gear...

10 comments:

Amy said...

It totally bums me out when I have to go too long without getting to do some kind of crafting. For me, sewing and knitting are my stress reducers.

Men do sometimes notice. I know my husband does - he's just not willing to do any thing about it!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

I can relate..it is pretty quiet in my sewing room too! Look forward to seeing your dress,it's a nice pattern.

Linda said...

I love your comment about house cleaning. I am not a domestic diva, nor is my husband a great handman. So my house is never as clean as I would like it because the house cleaning fairies went on strike sometime ago.

jaljen said...

Is the middle one gathered under the bust?
Promise me you won't wear it house-coat style like the one on the right... ;o)

mermaids said...

i know *exactly* what you mean about the last month of school. exhausting. friday was our last day of classes, then a week of exams, then freedom!!!

the pattern is adorable. looks quite comfy to wear, yet oh so stylish

Carol said...

This is a great basic dress for summer. I like that it can be dressed up or down. As for housework, sewing takes priority every time. When I am independtly wealthy I will employ someone to vacuum Molly's hair up every day and do my grocery shopping.

Michelle said...

I know what you mean about not having time....of course, my time is not in the garden, I have no ability to grow ANYTHING!! But, I also work in education, and have been nuts lately!

amber said...

Pretty dress. I hope you were able to make some good progress on it this weekend. :)

denise@thebluegardenia.com said...

Very cute. Will you belt it?

Jana said...

Looking forward to seeing how it turns out!
Jana