Saturday, June 25, 2016

Rainbow Scrap Challenge: Finally Done with Green

My weekend started Thursday afternoon.  I took the afternoon off to pick up Drama Teen at the airport.  DT was selected as one of 51 Al Neuharth Free Spirit Scholars for 2016. Part of the award was a trip to DC to attend a journalism conference sponsored by the Newseum. If you are wondering who Al Neuharth is, he founded USA Today.  


Drama Teen in the House of Representations Press Room (Photo Credit:  The Newseum)

The Democrats started their sit in over the lack of gun legislation just minutes after her group finished their tour of the House.  She had a great time, but was pretty exhausted when she got home.

My Guy and I both took Friday off.  Most of the morning was spent in Tulsa running errands and getting the car serviced.  But I got to sew most of the evening.  I finally finished last month's green blocks for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  


Vintage Dresses by Charise Randell

I'm not thrilled with the mismatch in the gingham in the bodice.  I'm considering adding some ribbon to hide it, after all the restitching, I'm not redoing the entire dress.  So both green dresses are done finally (just a month late).


Vintage Dresses by Charise Randell

Now I can move on to June's aqua dresses.  I've got the fabrics all picked out.  




I fell behind on this year's Rainbow Scrap Project back in March when I had a lot of business travel.  Not sure I'm going to be able to catch up as we have summer vacation plans coming up.  The dresses have been a lot of fun to make, but they are certainly complicated to piece.  

That's it for my scrappy stitching this week.  I'm linking up with Soscrappy for this week's Rainbow Scrap Challenge and for Oh Scrap over at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework.  

25 comments:

  1. These are beautiful dresses. The mismatch is good, it looks like two pieces that can be buttoned. That's what a real dress would look like.

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  2. Congratulations to DT on her trip. Al Neuharth is a local for us, USA today and Florida today are just around the corner. What an exciting time to be in DC! The green dresses are just adorable. I bit of ribbon would cover the seam, but I don't think it looks at all bad the way that it is.

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  3. Congrats to DT on her selection! Nice work on your dresses. The AQUA/TURQUOISE fabrics will work perfectly with the patterns. Happy stitching!!

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  4. What a photo to treasure of DT! I understand why the mismatch in the gingham bothers you - what about 2 or 3 tiny buttons or a bit of ribbon that looks like it has buttons/dots - my idea goes along with Shasta's comment.

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  5. Boy do I know about falling behind in the RSC. Still didn't catch up with my last few cows from last year, although fabrics are pulled and I WILL because the quilt is going to my aunt. AND I'm a little bit behind in both this year's projects, yikes.

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    1. Well, duh, that was all about me! Hit send too fast...wanted to say i LOVE your dresses! They instantly remind me of my favourite two Barbie dresses I had, one yellow with black lace trim and another blue/pink/white not-quite gingham. A bit of lace or ribbon would be the perfect solution. LOVE that green!

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  6. Wonderful for DT! I love Washington D.C....not to live, but for touring, it's great! I wouldn't even have noticed the mismatch on the gingham dress. I could see a row of little mini buttons there too, but it might actually draw attention to it. I have a pile of mini buttons I purchased for another project, and I could send you some. Not sure if I have green or white, but I could check.

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  7. Congratulations to Drama Teen!! As to DRAMA MOM LOL if you hadn't said anything about the dress...even saying it, it was hard to find for me. I think both are just lovely!

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  8. Congratulations to Drama Teen!! As to DRAMA MOM LOL if you hadn't said anything about the dress...even saying it, it was hard to find for me. I think both are just lovely!

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  9. These dresses keep getting prettier and prettier! Great colors!

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  10. Way to go, Drama Teen! What an exciting time in her life!!
    The dress is PERFECT as is! I didn't even notice it!! Love the fabric! You are really doing a great job on these. Hopefully you will be all caught up by the end of the year!!

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  11. Your dress blocks look so cute! Congrats to Drama Teen on her trip. She looks so mature! You must be very proud of her.

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  12. What an honor for your daughter, your pride and joy. She will go far. The gingham green is so pretty. It front looked hardly noticeable to me and could be covered as suggested.

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  13. Love that pic of DT!!! COngrats on all your goals accomplished...I need to quite playing and moving all my stuff around and start sewing! LOL!

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  14. Oh, Kate. You must be so proud of your daughter. Tell her congratulations! And as for the gingham bodice not matching, I was so busy admiring how CUTE they were, I didn't even notice. I had to scroll back up to see what you were talking about! I think you were right not to mess with redoing it. They are SUPER cute! So cute, I am extremely tempted to try paper piecing. I have not ever done that before.

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  15. Ooh, the dresses are simply fabulous, gingham issues and all. Congrats to DT, and I hope she learned lots!

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  16. What a wonderful trip for DT - congrats. The dresses are cute - not to worry about being on schedule with RSC - it is about enjoying the project. A little bit of ribbon will look cute as well as hide that little oops. These patterns are not easy.

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  17. It's been so fun to follow you on this dress journey! Your choices of colors and fabrics are really well-thought out.

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  18. An amazing photo.. .and she must be an amazing young woman! You did a good job :)
    Love the dresses! What about a little ricrac down the front and a couple of buttons to distract the perfectionism?!?

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  19. I love the gingham dress, it's just so perfect! I actually don't mind the mismatch at all...maybe because it is gingham!

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  20. Way to go Drama Teen! Thanks for sharing your beautiful dresses with Oh Scrap. I love them!

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  21. oh, squeals! They are adorable. I love those fabrics and the whole bright dress thing. LeeAnna

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  22. Those little dresses are adorable. I think a bit of ribbon will be the perfect fix for your mismatched bodice.

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  23. The dresses are darling! I like the green gingham; wouldn't change it if I were you. Not all of us can afford dresses that have perfectly matched prints on them.

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  24. I think your green dresses are lovely and summery! I can see why that one seam bothers you, but when all of the dresses are together in the quilt, I think it will be less noticeable. Congratulations to your daughter, too!

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