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Look who got into the tub by himself! This is why we ALWAYS drain the tub.

I took these pictures about a week ago, so they’re already outdated. I’ll share them anyway.

These are our blackberry bushes. They almost look like they’ve been snowed on.

We’ve also got peaches.

Between the berries and the peaches, I’m expecting to make lots of cobblers this summer. Yum!


And grapes. We might have enough this year to need to learn to make jelly.

Since those pictures were taken, there have been many things starting to grow: green beans, corn, beets, gourds, cucumbers, watermelon, several herbs, and probably something I’m leaving out.

Fabric: vintage find from a yard sale.

Pattern: Butterick B4967

Size: 5, 1 inch added to bodice, 2 inches to bottom layer of skirt, and 1 inch to top layer of skirt for proportion

Modifications: Because the fabric is thin and the lining significantly changes the drape, I added lining to the upper skirt layer. This also allowed me to avoid hemming the circular hem of the layer. I used an invisible zipper. I added loops for the ribbon sash.

All told, I am very pleased with the way this dress turned out. I think the ribbon gives it just the right touch.