Carol came over Friday afternoon equipped with her sewing machine and whatever supplies she thought may be in order. We examined the dress ("Are you sure this isn't a shirt?" Carol asked) and decided our best bet was to cut off the bottom and re-hem. Carol tried hemming it on the machine, but we soon decided that hand sewing was the way to go. All in all, the dress came out pretty good. I never got to see it on my daughter because she got ready at a friend's house. I'll have to ask her to show Carol and I a photo.
After watching Carol on her sewing machine, I couldn't resist the urge to do a little sewing for myself. So last week I took out some fabric and started playing around with some quilt piecing.
I made four half square triangles. It really is astounding how many patterns you can make with something so simple. Here are a few:
In the end I decided to make a star of sorts. I plan to make more in different colors, but all on the same white background, and create a small quilt for the table top. No additional progress yet.