Thursday, February 24, 2011
Snow & Sew
Woke up at 3 a.m. this morning and looked outside to wet streets. Then at 5:30, the alarm went off and there is was, finally...SNOW. The weather here is so weird, just like Portland. It warmed up to 42 and all melted away. But as I write this, the skies are cloudy and it's getting colder. Snow flurries are starting up again...
The whole family is home today from work and school. It's been a good day to work on some sewing projects. I'm on the costumes committee for CYT's production of Annie (http://www.cytvanport.org/) and I'm making the dress & pinafore for the character of Annie. Hannah is cast as the orphan, July, and will wear similar clothing to what she is modeling here.
Just have to attach the pocket and sew in a narrow hem on the pinafore. On the dress, I have to split the side seams at the bottom so there is more room for stage movements. The orphans are doing lots of gymnastics on stage, and Hannah is one of a few who get to tap dance during the show.
Next, I'm making some aprons for the french maids and hot dog sellers. I already made a baker's apron and aprons for the five servants who work at Oliver Warbuck's mansion. It's gonna be a great show!