Advance 7931, Navy Corduroy Dress
The dress and belt are finally finished! The belt was easy to make, and I had the right sized vintage buckle already in my collection. If you're going to make matching belts, I've got one tip. You're going to have to place the belt over the tongue portion of the buckle and secure it. In order to do this easily, I make a button hole in the belt, and then easily assemble the buckle. Otherwise, you'll have to cut the belt and have a raw edge, which is not ideal.
Here's the dress on the form, all done:
Here it is, with me wearing it:
I'm happy with it - the pattern was well drafted and the instructions were straightforward. Made up in corduroy, this style is good for fall/winter wear.
Parting Shot: Sunflowers. My son's sunflowers did pretty well this year. He's got a variety of heights, but he really loves these tall ones.
Regarding yesterday's parting shot. The campground is on Mt. Desert Island, ME near Acadia National Park. Tent platforms are not uncommon here in New England. Their main purpose is to help prevent erosion and damage due to overuse or because the terrain is so uneven or rocky, making pitching a tent difficult. Most platforms have hooks or large metal eyes in the corners and along the sides for staking out a tent if the tent is not free standing; it is usually considered bad etiquette and damaging to install your own, although people do it.