Saturday, September 12, 2009

Vacation Time











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!

7 comments:

Sheila said...

That was an awesome vacation. The dresses look great.

Andrea said...

I'm new to your blog, so I'm just catching up. Both of your dresses are look fantastic on you. I love cruising. I went on my first one for my honeymoon a year ago and loved it.

By the way, happy belated anniversary. Your wedding gown along with your bridal party's gowns were beautiful. You did such an amazing job.

Anonymous said...

The babydoll dress totally looks like something people pay a few hundred dollars for. Very pretty!

katrina said...

I just love cruises! I have been on one in a godd while I am so overdo! glad you all had a blast! lovely dresses! i especially like the print of the long maxi dress!! beautiful!!!

Sew Passionista said...

Your two dresses are very pretty and Your cruise sounds fantastic! Bet you hated for it to come to an end.

Trudy Callan said...

These last two dresses you made are absolutely gorgeous.

I left you an award on my blog.

Marjie said...

I love the wine colored dress. Looks like a wonderful vacation!