I went out around 6 a.m. to capture our partial eclipse here in South Florida. The sun was rising at my back, and the moon was very low in the west, so I was fortunate to get these shots (well, they are 2 of about a million that were not as nice). Left my tripod at the house, because I thought I could just walk out in the street and take pictures...but I ended up walking some distance to get away from foliage and street lights. Just me and the night critters.
My full moon project was a tunic version of New Look 6340 'Easy Dress'. Love it!
I started with View D and used the patch pockets from View A.
No tie needed...
This is a seriously cute and easy pattern. On the inside:
- I used size 14, my usual Big 4 size..
- The finished back length, measured from the center back neck, is 31 5/8".
- My fabric is a soft, smooth cotton calico from JoAnns. It's called Red Packed Roses - I used it for a Gabby tent dress previously. Wish I had more! But it and the Green Packed Roses are all gone.
- I love love that this dress has a bust dart, which I moved down 1 3/4".
- All the seam allowances are serged on the edge and pressed open. Sleeve and skirt hems are finished at 1".
- The facings come with the pattern and fit very nicely. They make the v-neck so easy to finish.
Check out the pocket! an unexpected and nice detail. It's a little hard to see, but it has two pleats in the center. I 'save' pocket patterns in a zip-lock bag, so I can go through them if I want something different for a project. This one is a keeper.
I just realized that the hazy spot on all my pics must be on my camera lens. I was really fumbling around to do the manual adjustments during my night shoot. Phooey.
Off to clean my camera! Bye for now - Coco