Pink Murex Shells
Painting by Guy Rose (1867-1925)
Pink Lady Apples
I am busy sewing today but I wanted to post my collection of pink pictures of things God made. I prefer the lightest pinks for my home, or for making clothing for myself, but there are many dark pinks that are lovely. I believe pink has gotten bad press and sometimes when it would delight someone and lift them up the most, others are prejudiced against it. I remember having a cherry pink parka in the cold winter when I was a child, and how cheerful it made me feel when the days were so dark and dreary.
When I get more time I will post some other pink things that are man-made : pink umbrellas, pink purse, pink pillows, and a pink house.
A pink dress!
The flower clip came from the fabric section of Walmart and is used to make headbands or add to knit hats. The fabric is also from Walmart.
A cotton dress to wear at home.
The pattern is New Look 6352 with the neckline raised (see my sidebar on how to raise a neckline. Extra hint: hold the pattern up to your body and put the shoulders where they will be and then take a marker and mark the higher neckline right on the pattern paper)
The sleeves are from Simplicity 2917. (Run the magnifyer on the picture at the site to see them better. I thought they were cute.)
...and this is the piping I put in the neckline. Note: You can add ties to the waistline of this dress by making a clip at the pattern where it says "waistline" and when sewing, insert the ties. You make the ties by using the selvage or straight pieces left over on the fabric. Or, try wide grosgrain ribbon, to save a lot of work.
The dress-form is very short, so the dress looks very long, however even with the added ruffle, it is a very easy dress to wear around the home and is not too long (the hem cannot be stepped on, and it does not catch on things.) Sewing hint: If you made a ruffle, cut a strip of fabric from which includes the selvage edge, so that you won't have to hem it. Use the raw edge to run the gathering stitch and attach to the edge of the garment.
Pie instructions have been added to the previous pie post, for those who are interested.