Here I am wearing the Maggy London design Butterick 4914. This dress practically made itself! It was super easy without looking super easy. I was a little hesitant because I thought the ruching would be difficult, but it couldn't be farther from the truth! Careful gathering and basting to the foundation piece made for an interesting and flattering waistline. This pattern is a definite keeper and when this one is gone, I'm sure there will be another to take it's place. The fabric was a fine piece of jersey knit from Trendy Fabrics. Red and Black are always welcome in my closet and I may take this dress with me to Vegas.
I went to the firehouse to make dinner for the guys after work today. Of course they got a call 5 minutes before dinner was ready...sigh...such is the life of a fireman's wife! They were recalled 20 minutes later, so dinner was fine. I came home and took care of all my chores before heading into the studio to try out the Moose B Stitching in the hoop Purell cases. They stitch even faster than I thought...a total of 4 minutes stitching time if you stitched straight through. Of course there is a lot of stop and start as the velcro is appliqued on and there are 3 pieces of fabric involved in the construction. I was very impressed with the thoroughness of the instructions. I had always admired the set at the Moose B Stitching site, but never had bought any. I don't know why I waited so long! The case turned out great without any problems. I may even reach my goal of Christmas presents finished before Thanksgiving. That's another thing to be thankful for! I think I will call it a night and snuggle up with a good book and a cup of tea.