Saturday, September 12, 2009
Hi everyone, it's been awhile since I've posted anything. I'm back from a wonderful 7 day cruise of the Southern Caribbean We sailed from San Juan, PR and visited Barbados, St. Marteen, St. Crois, St. Lucia, US Virgin Islands...tropicl storm Erika kept us from the island of St. John, Antigua! My husband and I had loads of fun, probably gained a few pounds as well. The food was delicious! I enjoyed the shows and ship activities. The dancing, men's sexy leg contest, Love and Marriage, Bingo, and playing Roulette. Sorry didn't hit the jackpot, but had a lot of fun! I also me some interesting people on the ship. I managed to eek out two dresses for the cruise. The wine colored babydoll dress is from my stash. A McCalls NY Collection #5420 (circa 1991). I love this pattern, but had never made it. I did a FBA and used a poly satin from fabric.com and chiffon over a poly lining (from Oriole textiles, NY) for the skirt. Instead of tying the bow in the front I pass the ends through a rhinestone belt clip that I had in my stash. The 2nd dress was BWOF July 09 #116. The fabric was from Walmart $4 a yard! It turned out great, I plan to make BWOF dress again, but make adjustments in the bust area, maybe add about 2" to the bottom pieces. The ship had some interesting fashion pieces on display in the stairwells. Hope you enjoy the pics!