The first three pictures are of clothing for a friend.
This pear jacket modeled by Jess was a collaboration between Amy and I. She picked out the pear fabric and cut it all out. I picked out the polka dots on a separate occasion without thinking about the pears. She originally had a plain green for the lining and facing, but we both decided the dots were perfect. I think Jess looks adorable!
And finally, something for me. Amy likes to shop at Justice. Sometimes they have cute, modest items, usually not so much. While there a few weeks ago I found the white top on clearance and everything in the store was 40% off. I almost didn't buy it because I wasn't sure what to wear with it, but I did anyway. After several days of thinking, I had an idea of the look I wanted, something light and flowing, sort of. I've mentioned before that we have this great book Sew What Skirts. I was looking through it and discovered this layered skirt that I thought might work. So, off to Joann with my coupon to see what I could find. What I found was a printed dotted Swiss. It's very light weight and perfect for a double skirt. On another visit to Joann with another coupon I found the lace. When I went to see if the lace looked ok with the fabric, the fabric wasn't there, so I took a chance and bought what was left of it. I'm thankful I did that because after getting it on the skirt there's only about a foot left. Anyway, several days after getting home with the lace I held it up to the fabric and discovered that the roses on the lace match the roses on the skirt almost perfectly. I sent up a "thank you" prayer right then.