October 18, 2012

100th Post!

OMGallifrey guys! It's my 100th post! AND it's my birthday! Happy birthday to me!!!

If you make/get me this cake I'll be your BFF forever
It seems like I'm all excited about my birthday, but in actual fact, I'm not. I'm not all afeerd of getting older or anything, I'm just not big on celebrating my own birthday (I love other people's birthdays). Or maybe I'm just tired. I've been exhausted all week and doing my best impression of Brittany S. Pierce with ├╝ber-delicious Pumpkin Spice lattes.

So, what do I have planned for today? Well, I think that I will be working on my cherry dress tonight. You see, I made this dress a couple years ago and discovered that it no longer fits. It's too big! .:happy dance:. I'll be adjusting it so that I can hopefully wear it out this weekend when I go for birthday cocktails with friends. If I can't finish it in time, well, I have another me-made creation I can wear, which hopefully means I'll get some pics of it to share with y'all.

In the meantime, let's have a look at my Olde Timey Tractor dress. This dress is super comfy and it being made of cotton is perfect for warm summery weather, but I feel like quilting cotton and this pattern (Simplicity 2886) just weren't a good match.

This fabric is just a little too stiff for this dress. From the front it looks alright, but from the side the way it hangs makes me look... preggers...

Queen of the Castle!

I think if I made this dress again, I'd definitely use a drapier fabric, as well as modify the neckline a bit. I think that this one, on me anyway, is a little dowdy. Or maybe it was the fabric. Who knows? At any rate, this dress won't last too long in my wardrobe, despite it fitting perfectly when I made it, it's too big now! Hurray for weight loss and a perfect excuse to make shiny new dresses!


  1. Happy birthday (again) and congrats on your 100th post. I like that dress in the photos above. Did you make that one?

    1. Thanks! I did make it, using the fabric in this post: http://how-unseamly.blogspot.ca/2012/07/old-timey-tractor-fabric.html

  2. Hooray for the dresses getting too big!!!

    Happy Birthday, Sweetie!

  3. Happy Birthday, my love!

    I'm having a pumpkin spice latte in your honor (even though I've stopped the caffeine/sugar thing, shhhhh)

    I hope you have a wonderful day! And I love the dress. Can you put a waistband on the skirt part and just have a nice full tractor skirt to wear with a cardi?

    1. That's an excellent idea! I'll pull it out of the closet and have a good long look at it and think on it :)

      Thanks for the birthday wishes!