Weekend update at Casa Danvillegirl!

Yesterday was family day for us.  Our niece, her DH and her DD and DS came to Roanoke for the Color Run.  It is a huge event touting this as the Happiest Run.  There were over 5000 runners who run a 5k course in Salem, VA.  As the runners reach each kilometer there are people there throwing a powder paint on the runner.  At the end of the course they are in all colors of the rainbow.

Following the event we went to downtown area and had lunch, then walked around the farmer's market and visited some of the boutiques and other shops.  It was nice to spend time with family.

I decided last night that the "scuba" knit fabric will be made into a dress using this pattern:
I plan to make the view that the model is wearing.

I washed the fabric today.  Some pattern adjustments have been made, my usual forward shoulder, front and back horizontal tuck above armhole notches for the petite adjustment, and high round back adjustment.  I have not yet made the swayback adjustment.  Of late I am finding that the back length on almost all of my patterns are requiring an adjustment other than the swayback so decided I will pin fit the pattern to made a decision about back length as well.

That is the extent of my sewing for this weekend.  I have some vacay and holiday time coming up in two weeks and hope to get in some additional sewing time then. Hope you had a nice weekend of sewing.


  1. Sounds like a great weekend. Looking forward to your dress.

  2. Ooooohhhh I want to use that dress pattern too! Glad you had a great weekend!

  3. Is that a trolley needle beside your pattern? Do you have a special use for it when making alterations? Just curious. Love the pattern.

    1. It is actually, I did not realize it was in the photo shot. I use it when sewing over gathers or helping to ease fabric while sewing, like with inserting sleeves.

  4. I have made that patterns twice now and love it. So quick and easy.

  5. This dress works up so fast and fits nicely. Can't wait to see your version!

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  7. Love your pattern.. Great choice of fabric too. Look forward to seeing it..
    Hope you have a fun sewing , upcoming vacation.


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