Saturday, June 19, 2010

McCalls 5893 Dress done for my Mom's 92nd birthday...

I have been wanting to make a dress for a long time now.  It's in the high 80s here these days, so I purchased M5893 to make one up quickly.  Which I did!  Great pattern.

Here is a closeup of the knit fabric I bought at JoAnns.  The black knit I had in my stash.


It's hard fitting me for a dress, so I thought this one would work for me. I actually made it way to big and had to take it in about three inches down the sides.  I don't think I compensated for the fact that it was a stretchy knit.  I'm so used to working with woven fabrics.


Here is my Mom, in the picture below.  She still lives at home alone and tries to do everything herself...but she just can't walk much anymore, even with a walker.

That's the birthday cake, kind of a blurry shot.


My daughter acting goofy.  She just had her 25th birthday this week also.


My husband and me at Mom's house.
All in all we had a wonderful day, heat and all.  After the picture around the pool, I went in the house, put my suit on and jumped in.....nice.




9 comments:

Faye Lewis said...

Your dress looks wonderful and cool for a hot New York day. Happy birthday to your Mother.

gwensews said...

Your dress looks very nice on you. Wear it and be proud of it! Bless your mom's heart--and Happy Birthday to her!

Eugenia said...

What a great dress! I love all the colours in that print and the style looks very elegant but cool to wear. It looks like you had a wonderful time - a very happy 92nd birthday to your lovely Mom.

Julia said...

I love your dress! Happy birthday to your mom and daughter! Your mom is amazing!

Alethia said...

92nd B-day? Your mom is amazing!
BTW, your dress does look very cool and comfy. Looks good on you.

Toocutedobs said...

Nice birthday party for your mom and great summer dress for you too! My mom has scooter at home and walks a little bit. We do not live near her so it is hard to help and she does not want to leave her house. And my mom is 74 so tell your mom she is doing just great :)

BConky said...

Cute dress, perfect for hot summers.

Angelia said...

Nice cool looking dress! Perfect for summer days!

Kat said...

This is a perfect, hot-summer-day dress pattern! I whipped up two dresses from this pattern last summer and loved the ease of sewing such a nice-looking AND comfortable dress. Yours looks great!

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