Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A year in the making, day 292

A few pictures accumulated in the camera, but I neglected to download them yesterday.

To start off, a picture of Sunday's dinner, the savory bread pudding:

Savory Bread Pudding

It was quite tasty, let me tell you.

And more tastiness was made yesterday, a new batch of jam, with strawberries, cherries, and peaches:

Cherry Peach Strawberry Jam

Yesterday, I also cut out the pieces for a new dress for myself. Ever since I received this necklace, I've been thinking I needed a spectacular dress with which to showcase it. I had some black on black fabric already, and when I went in search of a contrasting fabric for it, I found this wonderful white taffeta with a black velvet pattern:

Black and White dress

The dress I'm making with it is McCall's M6097. For some reason, they have this labeled as a "Victorian" pattern.




Ooooooookay. I guess maybe because the back has a bustle? Even though the naming boggles the brain, it's still a lovely dress, and it's not the pattern's fault someone labeled it so ridiculously.

All the fabric got cut out yesterday, and I got the bodice together today. It's being modeled by Phyllis, my new dress form:

Black and White dress

Black and White dress

Tomorrow I'll tackle the skirt. Tomorrow afternoon, that is. Late tomorrow afternoon, most likely. I have a lunch date with a friend and a strawberry margarita.


Made By Tammy said...

Love that fabric...can't wait to see more!

ArtSnark said...

what fun! Gorgeous necklace too. Oh & your blog is making me hungry- off to find some toast & jam now