Summer sew-along week 5: embroidered top/tunic/dress

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There are some lovely things being posted on the flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/groups/summersewalong/ including the outfits on a variety of different dolls, some creative ideas and cute coordinates!

Here is a versatile new pattern that is one of my favorites in the summer collection!  Make it

  • Short for a top

  • Tunic length for a beach cover up

  • Tunic length to blouse over capris/shorts

  • A  longer dress

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I had been hoping by now to be able to take these pix outside but just as the last snow was melting and my crocuses felt brave enough to come up, once again a snow storm came through.  While we high-altitude-desert dwellers are always grateful for precipitation, it would be nice if it could fall as rain  (it’s May for crying out loud!).  This morning there were 10″ of snow on the ground and it was 10 degrees F.  It can be challenging to take good pictures in snow, especially when the doll has medium to dark skin like the AG above.  You are liable to either lose detail of your snowy scene or have your doll not show up well enough to see her clearly with all the extra reflected light from the snow.  The morning pictures came out awful.  This pic below was taken in the afternoon.  The sun was shining on her back, so her face was in the shadows and then I used a fill-in flash.

In other news, as I write this, this blog is almost up to 200 followers! If we can exceed that by the end of the sew-along, I’m planning another contest – it won’t be sewing related, but it’s something fun, easy and do-able by anyone and you may even have what you need in your recycle bin!  Stay tuned…

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