Good Morning everyone!
As many of you know, yesterday was Cinco de Mayo! We celebrated by having back-to-back cookouts on Friday and yesterday, the second being held mostly to clear out much of the extra food left over from the first one! Us and our neighbors enjoyed Coronas with lime and had a great time.
In the spirit of Cinco de Mayo is today’s pretty pattern.
I flippin’ love this pattern. It’s one that I absolutely intend to make some day, but just haven’t got around to. I’m sure you can relate. I have several patterns like this; many of you may have noticed the profusion of Mexican and South American inspired designs from this period. What you may not know was that it was an intentional ploy to inspire goodwill between our country and countries to the South of us during World War II. It was known as “The Good Neighbor Program.”
I have another pattern in my collection that fits today’s theme that I’ve actually made up. Here’s the pattern:
It was so much fun doing the embroidery on this pattern. I actually did the vast majority of it when I was on a week long trip for work, so this blouse always reminds me of my time in North Carolina. Do the things you make evoke memories of where you were, what you were watching/listening to while you were making them? Mine do, which I think makes it very hard to part with them when I do closet clean outs, whether I wear them often or not!
BAM! Double dose of pretty pattern goodness for you today!
I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend as I know I will. On the agenda is fitting the corset with bones and then cutting out and hopefully sewing the final version up using the coutil that arrived in the mail on Friday. I’m very glad I ordered it because it is leaps and bounds stiffer than the twill I’d originally purchased.
Until next we meet,
ETA: As soon as I published this, WordPress let me know that this is my 100th post! I’ll be hosting a giveaway tomorrow to celebrate the occasion. Stay tuned because I have some great goodies for you!