Saturday, August 20, 2016

Rainbow Scrap Challenge: Still Pink in the Middle

Life should start settling back into our typical routine.  School started on Thursday.  Drama Teen is a senior in high school. How does that happen?  It seems like just yesterday we were sending her off to her first day of kindergarten.    The big project at work is winding down finally.  It will be another month or so before it finally wraps up, but the time devoted to it will start to taper off.  We should be back to our typical routine this next week, which I'm hoping means more sewing time.  

I got behind on my Rainbow Scrap Project back in March when I had a lot of business travel. This last month, another work project and the family vacation meant there wasn't much time to stitch.  So I'm still about a month behind on this year's Vintage Dress project. The first of the two blocks for July's color of pink was finally finished up earlier this week.  



 Vintage Dresses by Charise Randell

I like how the dress seems lighter at the top and gets darker as you move down it.  That was completely unintentional on my part, but it definitely works.   All but the white pieces have been cut for the second pink dress.  



I'm hoping to make some progress on this one today.  Since life has been so hectic, the plan is to spend the day in my sewing room.  Well, other than a trip to Staples to get the last of DT's school supplies.  When they get to high school it seems the teachers all want a special binder, notebook or graph paper, etc. for their class.  

You can see more rainbow projects over at Soscrappy.  Also linking up Quilting is More Fun than Housework for Oh Scrap.  

14 comments:

  1. Very pretty dress. It reminds me of cherry blossom trees.

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  2. I always love seeing your new dress blocks--so pretty!
    Hope you get plenty of time to sew this weekend.

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  3. I love your sweet, flowery dresses! So cute! Happy senior year to you and your family! It is such a momentous time. My kids are long past that part of life, but I still remember!

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  4. Your dress is fabulous! Good luck spending the day sewing. We're dealing with flooding and the road washing out today.

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  5. Love your dress. Enjoy the sewing time.

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  6. Just keep making the dresses at your own pace and don't worry about catching up. They are vintage after all.

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  7. I enjoy seeing your dresses each time you share them! They're just beautiful!

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  8. With any project, we all work at our own pace. These are just too lovely to rush.

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  9. I want that dress to wear! If only it would look as good on me as it does in your block!

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  10. This dress just screams SUMMER to me! Love it.

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  11. You found the perfect small floral prints for your pink dresses. Hope you find time in the coming week to sew. Thanks for linking up with OhScrap!

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  12. Very sweet little dress. Yes, kids do grow up so fast. Just doesn't seem right. We work so hard when they are little to feed, clothe, and play with them (not to mention drive them all around)and then we turn around and have lots of time in retirement and they aren't underfoot anymore. Sigh....

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  13. I do love these vintage dresses, so pretty! You've picked the perfect pink fabrics to use too!

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