Thursday, September 22, 2016

what Astrid & I made {cozy rosie corduroy frock}...

Happy 1st Day of Fall, Y'all!


Yesterday afternoon & evening Astrid & I had fun making this frock! I had it cut out and ready to go since probably January or February, but once the weather turned warm it got shoved in the ufo pile. It felt good to pull it out of there & finally get it done.


It was my first time trying out Astrid & she worked like a charm! The only difficulty was trying to remember that the reverse thingy is on the left not the right like my old machine.  My hand waffled back and forth a couple times before my brain could remind it that we're using a new machine now. *wink*


I used Simplicity 1080 a Dottie Angel pattern. I love her style! I've made a few frocks from this pattern. So, I felt confident to make some changes this time. I swapped out the tucks in the front & ties 'round the back for a bit of elastic at the waist in front & back. So comfy!


Our family tradition for the 1st day of Autumn is to visit out favorite orchard. Such a perfect outing to try out my new frock. ^_^


I love my jellies from Sunjellies! Do you remember those jelly sandals we wore in the 80s & 90s? Do you remember the blisters? Yeah, well these are not like that at all! So soft & bendable. And they come in the best colors! I also have the pale yellow pair. They make me want a banana Laffy Taffy real bad. *wink* I want to get the peach & mint pairs as well. {swoon} It made me even more in love with these when I learned that these original French jelly sandals were first made in the 1940s! I can't wait to wear them with tights when the weather turns. {On a side note Sunjellies also offers darling jelly bags that are perfect for toting around current knit or crochet projects in utterly adorable & kitschy style. I want one in every color!}


Here's to Fall. One of my 4 favorite seasons. Enjoy these fleeting days of harvest and colorful & crunchy leaves, and evenings of cozy comforts while the wind whips through the trees.

Oh and...
That's just the way it is. Random. But true.

Happy Autumn, dear ones!
Love,
Miss Michelle

12 comments:

  1. Happy Autumn you also, lovely! Love the dress, and the elastic at the waist is great!💕🍁🍂🍃☕

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  2. I see Astrid is living up to your expectations. That top is adorable. Hopefully the weather will be a little cooler when we take our group trip to the orchard! The leaves are falling off our trees, but I think it's because of the heat and lack of rain. :D We did have some wind whip through here two days ago and rip a huge limb off the hackberry. Thankfully it didn't land on the house! See you soon...

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    1. She definitely is! 😄 I sure hope we'll have cooler weather the, Debbie. I can't wait to see you all. It's been so long since we've all been together. (And we've got quite a few new lil ones now!)

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  3. Happy Fall! Your sewing machine is so lovely. As soon as I saw it I have been looking on the internet for that great colored machine, without success. Do you happen to know where I could find one?

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    1. I got mine at Joann fabric store! I hope you find one! It works beautifully.

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  4. Cute frock and Jellies! Yes, I remember the blisters.:-)

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    1. Thanks Anne! Heehee. Those blisters were hard to forget. *wink*

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  5. ohh astrid is your new sewing machine! and here i thought you had a friend from norway visiting. silly me. well...astrid and you create lovely things. you're darling. so is astrid. ;)

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    1. Hahaha! Now I'm always going to picture that thought when I say Astrid! 😄 Thank you, friend.

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  6. Beautiful photos! The frock is very pretty ♥

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