Below are some pictures from the second part of our vacation. We spent a day in Washington DC, walking around the National Mall and then visiting the Smithsonian Air & Space and Natural History museums. Then we went river tubing on the Shenandoah River, camping at Big Meadows Campground, and hiked various trails off of Skyline Drive. Can you spot the handmade clothes?
trying to dry all the wet swimsuits from river tubing
The husband and I at Dark Hallow Falls
|Hawksbill Gap, elevation 3360'|
|Bearfence Rock Scramble|
If you counted 10, you were right! There were 2 Tumble Tees (MG and BK in the first picture), 2 pairs of shorts (BK and K in the second picture), 5 swimsuits hanging on the clothes line (MG, BK, K, rashguard, swim skirt), and last but not least BK's hoodie. All have been blogged about with the exception of my swim skirt. It was my muslin and suffered a little incident with the iron on the waistband. Apparently low heat is still too much for nylon/lycra! Lesson learned.
Since we've been back, I have a few in progress projects. A Clever Charlotte Galena dress and a pair of Peek-a-Boo Coastal Craze Baggies are the furthest along. I also finished an Ottobre Design top.
Pattern: Ottobre Design 03/12 #17 "Seesaw Jersey Top"
size: 104 width, 116 length
fabric: Chez Ami cotton/lycra jersey
mods: added an additional 2 inches of length to the front/back, didn't finish the sleeve frills
This was a pattern I traced off last summer for the girls and never got around to making. I remembered that some other folks who have sewn up the top mentioned that it seemed a little short. After comparing the pattern pieces to a shirt I knew fit the girls, I decided to add an additional 2 inches. Last summer using the 116 length would have worked fine, but not now! Darn kids seem to keep growing.;)
It's really too snug for BK so after a wash it'll become MG's. I have since traced off a size 116 and let BK choose a fabric from my stash for a new shirt. So, keep an eye out...there will be at least one more of these tops making an appearance on the blog.