Sew & Tell Saturday May 26

Thanks for stopping by Sew & Tell Saturday!
I hope everyone has had a great week!
I have been super busy! My son is graduating from high school tomorrow and we have a big party planned for all the kids in his class after the ceremony. He and his friends spent all morning stringing up lights outside and setting up tables and creating a party atmosphere. We are so proud of him as he has been a very good kid. He will be attending UC Berkeley next year. I think I will miss him terribly when he leaves.
I have also been working on costuming a play which takes place in 1916 in a small town in Tennessee. I have about 16 costumes to put together and most of them are for circus performers. I have been spending hours pinning old photos on my Pinterest boards and figuring out how to adapt the designs from some historic Simplicity patterns I bought. I will have to draft a few pieces from scratch as there aren’t many patterns available from the 1910’s. The designs are starting to come together and I can’t wait to get to work. I love a big challenge like this!
Here are two featured projects from the week before last :
Blessed to be a blessing made this cute and perect for summer maxi dress. I have a maxi in the works too. Why is it people love to wear floor length dresses when it gets hot out? I don’t know, but I love to too!
Can I just suggest you stop by Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty mom if you never have before? Her many sewing tutorials are so well written and you can make a lot of the dresses for adults too becaiuse they are based on measurements. She is one talented and generous crafter. As someone who writes tutorial myself, I can appreciate how much work goes into a well written sewing tutorial.

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  1. says

    Congrats on the new graduate in your house. This is a such a momentous time for you all.
    And the costumes! Can’t wait to see pics of those, Justine.

  2. OakRose Mama says

    Congrats! The costumes sound exciting, hope we get to see some pictures! Wondering if you’re still thinking of doing that June “mommy made it” challenge?

  3. says

    Oh what a wonderfully exciting time for your family! Congratulations to the new graduate! UC Berkley is impressive. I can’t believe how much you do – kids, a party costuming a play, wow! You get a lot done!

  4. Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom says

    Thank you for the sweet feature! Have fun at your party, hope you dont work too hard!

  5. Connie says

    Hi Justine, Thanks for hosting. I hope you and your family have a great weekend.

  6. A.J.A. says

    Congratulations to your son and your family. You must be so proud! I hope it is a great night for you all.

  7. says

    Sorry, not sure why my “bird tee” photo isn’t showing! It says “No Thumbnail.” Is it the same on your end? You may have to delete it if you’re able to.