Saturday, July 31, 2010

Oops....I did it again

My dress is finished. And I had big plans of showing It to you while I was wearing it.
But yesterday I had a little accident. I sprained my ankle.

I was on the bottom step of the stairs, fooling around with the cat who was at the top. We had a lot of fun. But when I turned around to walk away I forgot that I was still on the first step and my foot landed in the wrong way. I thought I heard a sound in my ankle and for a moment I was afraid something was broken. But I could still stand on it and walk with it, actually without any extra pain, so I decided not to see a doctor. But later that evening, after resting for a few hours, I got up from the couch and it was very painful to walk on. The pain stayed while I was not moving. So I feared the worst. Luckily this morning the pain had gone for 90%. 
Walking is still difficult so I just didn't feel like getting all dolled up for a picture. I'm sure you'll understand. The 'blue Lady' was so nice to step in for me, again.

First a little reminder of how the dress looks like:





















Here's a picture of the dress, from the front and the back (I don't know if it works on your computer but if you double-click on pictures you get a closer view)


It turned out just great. On the inside I sewed elastic on the waistline. I was afraid of a bit of gaping in the front so I just sewed the rightside-front on top of the leftside, from where the crossed lines meet to the waistline. And hey...problem solved.


And while were at it, here are a few more detail-pics. The fabric is a bit shiny. I like that. It makes the cotton look a bit more stylish. You can see that in the next picture.




A great dress for hot summerdays. I'm not sure I'll be wearing this a lot in the coming period. Right now it's not very summery here. It's raining and not very warm. But if necessary I'll store it gladly for next year. No problemos. I can wait.

This was truly a very satisfying, easy and quick project. The pattern is definitely a keeper for (summer)times to come.

Now onto the next project. I'm not sure yet. I bought some lovely fabric for a knit-dress. I also bought fabric for a short-sleeved jacket. It's hard to decide but I'm leaning a bit towards the dress. I'll think about it some more and let you now what I'll decide in the next post.

For now, have a great weekend everybody (and be careful on the stairs....)

Gr.
Lilian

7 comments:

gwensews said...

Oh, noooooo! You must be posessed! Hope youur injury heals quickly. Your dress is adorable!

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Sorry to hear about your accident but the dress is lovely!!!

rosemarie said...

Oh goodness - no! Sorry about your accident. Time for RICE - rest, ice, compression and elevation for that ankle.

Lovely dress!

Gail said...

Great design and fabric. You could wear a white long sleeved t-shirt under. Do you have Metallicus where you live? They make lovely sheer weight layering tops.

Kathi said...

Hope your ankle is feeling better soon. I have sprained both ankles several times. I am told they sprain a little easier now - lovely, eh? The worst sprains have been on the steps, usually as I am nearly at the bottom. It is so frustrating!!!

Kathi said...

Yikes - I forgot to mention that I really like the dress!

Anonymous said...

Well, well, well! Ir it isn't Lilian... again!

Get well soon!

Anjo & André