It's September and I can't believe we're already in our third week of school! I'm beginning to get back in the groove of a regular schedule while still trying to fit in all the fun stuff I enjoyed in the summer. Even though my yard has been a bit neglected, the patio garden is the prettiest it's ever been. As I walk around the yard or the neighborhood, I'm amazed by all the huge spiders and webs in the trees and eaves! I pretty much walk through a web every single day.
I've been plugging away at the superhero quillt, but over the weekend, I needed to switch gears for a bit. I've been seeing these Dottie Angel Frocks popping up on Instagram and decided to try it out just for fun! I happened to have several yards of some fabric I bought to use for a quilt back and decided to make a practice dress. It was an easy dress to sew but I didn't exactly follow the directions. I didn't use any bias tape on the seams (too much work!) and I skipped the pockets. I realize that the pockets are what makes it a Dottie Angel style but they are too cute for me plus, I don't really need extra attention in the stomach area haha! It fits me ok, but next time, I will lower the front darts because I think they are too high.
I was so excited about my new dress that I decided I'm going to make another one. So, I stopped in at the Crafthouse to pick out some fabric and more bundles for the Exhibit Block Swap. I think the swap is going to be really fun and I'm looking forward to sewing more blocks once I finish the superhero quilt.
And the superheroes! I've got everything sandwiched together and two lines of quilting done so far haha! I think I'm going to utilize the long weekend to finish the quilting. It's a bigger quilt than I'm used to making, so quilting will take me awhile!