Monday, April 20, 2015

Peasant Dress for me

I wanted something to wear around the house other than jeans (so constricting) or nightgown (too revealing) so I downloaded and printed out the SisBoom Meghan Peasant Dress on Saturday.  I made the dress on Sunday and wore it that evening.

I used a medium weight linen fabric that I probably bought on ebay although I don't remember.  I made it in a size large but could should have made an XL because it just wasn't roomy enough for my bosom.  The entire pattern including instructions contained over 100 pages in various sizes, three bust choices and multiple sleeve lengths.  The pattern was very well designed and easy to follow.  The only thing I didn't really like was the 1/4 inch seam allowances.  I would definitely make the dress again in a larger, roomier size.




Update, 5-14-2015:  I made another peasant dress for myself; this time in cotton.  I used 1/4 inch elastic and lowered the waist.  I did not put elastic under the bust.  I also went with short sleeves.  I wore it yesterday and it was very comfortable.


My bedroom curtains were not the best backdrop for this dress as the fabric clashes.  The background of the fabric is a baby blue.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Thanking God

As part of continued monitoring by my oncologist, today is my six month check up.  

I had blood work done last week and received my lab results on Friday.  Receiving them in advance of the appointment with the doctor helps calm my nerves!  My CEA is still 0.5 which is well below the normal range.  Yipee!  

This September marks eight years since my cancer diagnosis.  How thankful I am to God for allowing me this perfect gift of more time on Earth with family.  Our family has grown in the past eight years.  We now have three granddaughters and a bonus granddaughter plus a grandson.  We are also expecting another grandson in October!  God continues to bless!  I thank Him for all things.