Thursday, May 08, 2008

A Dress and a What?!


So I finished another dress. It, too, is from a thrifted sheet. I think the print is very summery and fun in a 70's kind of way. I really think I am in love with the idea of dresses. This is the first time in many (many) years that I've been able to wear them. I've been pregnant and/or nursing for over twelve years and, since Sawyer decided to wean himself (yes, he never nursed again after "the ear incident"), I feel like I have a newfound freedom. I can wear dresses! I'm sure this phase will pass soon. Just bear with me ...

And look who's on the rooftop! I did get a photo of a sniper. (In fact, I have two photos.) I was looking through my 200+ photos from my trip and, lo and behold, I see a familiar black dot atop the White House. I zoomed in, cropped the photo and there he is! (There were more than one up there. We saw two together at one point, that's when I photographed the tip of a rifle.)

And thank you for all of your kind and supportive comments over the past two days. It's so nice to have others as excited and happy for me as I was. You guys are great.

Edited to add: information on the dress can be found here.

15 comments:

Emily said...

Lera used the words: 'familiar', I zoomed in, cropped the photo and there he is!' ~ definiately a spy before becoming a mother! LOL

Karyn said...

Well, there's another absolutely beautiful dress Lera!!!! Could you look any prettier???? And I like the matching green shoes. Awesome.

And, cool photo of the sniper!

Tonya said...

You are a dress making machine! LOL I really love the fabric on this one, very 70's.

I know what you mean about being able to wear dresses again. I had the same deal with being pregnant and/or nursing. Even though Ava still nurses, it isn't very often, so I am able to wear things that don't have to be pulled up at a moments notice LOL

Heidijayhawk said...

i am totally n love with the idea of dresses right now too. love yours!

kostenuk said...

CUTE dress!!!! How can you be in a sad mood and wear that dress? You just CAN'T! :)

What pattern is that?

laeroport said...

Yes, it was about the time that I was pregnant and nursing that I gave up dresses, and I'm now thinking it is time to add some to my closet.

What a fantastic week you have had. And what a thrill to visit the White House - thanks for sharing it all - including the snipers!

jessi said...

You are really on a roll! And I'm thinking about adding some dresses to my wardrobe this summer too, but I've only been out of them for three years.

pam said...

Hi Lera! Congrats on a memorable day! I too am a military wife, albeit a national guard one, but I am sure you know that these days the guard gets just as much action as the active troops. So glad to have YOUR service (not your husbands) recognized. I live in Maryland also, in an historic home dating to 1862 and would love to get to know crafty people in my area. If you are near Havre De Grace let me know. Pam

madre adoptiva said...

I can't WAIT to be able to wear dresses again!!!! Could you have Sawyer send my youngest a little message about how great it is to be running free without a care in the world about where mom's boob is?? That would be great. Love the dress!

Emily said...

Oops forgot! Another beautiful garment!

Question please. All the sheets you have stashed, are they are 100% American cotton?

amandajean said...

your dress is sooooooooo fantastic! I wish I had your figure, I'd live in dresses. (I've got me some big hips.)

and I remember being thrilled to be able to wear dresses after weaning, too. (it hasn't been all that long ago...just a year, I guess.)

ummi sa'eed said...

hi, have been reading your blog for a while. Are there any free online instructions on how to sew dresses? I would like to try make one.

Thanks.

TinkerBlue said...

Spy, snipers - what an exciting life you have!

I'm a big fan of summer dresses.

Karyn said...

Okay, your blog is still stale from yesterday but I felt the need to tell you AGAIN just how much I LOVE this dress! It's so stunning on you!

FinnyKnits said...

That dress is really the cutest. It kills me to think that someone was using that fabric as a sheet at some point - it's way better as a dress.

And welcome back to Dress-Land! I'd be so sad not to wear dresses for so long.

Wear it up on Mother's Day - you've certainly earned it.