How is your weekend going so far? I am grateful for a slow one. Last weekend my oldest DS was at Tween's Camp (grades 4-6) with our church, and I picked him up on Monday. While he had the time of his life, and looks forward to this camp every year, he did come back completely exhausted. Unfortunately, the cold he'd battled before camp came back and knocked him out for 3 days. He is feeling much better this weekend and I'm sure will be back to his old self soon. Thought you might like to see pictures of the area around the camp the kids stay at, located at the base of the west Maui mountains. We live on the opposite side of the island, on the slopes of Haleakala, and cross the valley of sugar cane below to get here.
|View from the parking lot looking into the Pacific.|
|Camp sign at entrance.|
|Outdoor pool, which is quite chilly for Maui kids this time of year. Doesn't stop them from using it though!|
Bit by bit I have been working on Burda 7658. I was able to finish it up this morning and will wear it tomorrow. Yesterday I wore the previously posted dress all day and confirm that it is a wonderfully comfortable dress. If it suits your style, I highly recommend it! And thank you for your lovely comments on it.
FFC a couple of years ago (2 yards for ~$10.50 total). I cut the size 10 on the bodice, but added 2 inches to the width of the waist after measuring the tissue. Therefore, I used the size 12 for the skirt portion and it matched pretty closely to the added fabric on the waist. As you can see from the technical drawing, there are 4 pleats on the front, but there are also 4 pleats on the back, which balances the silhouette. I love the cut in shoulders and the front pockets. I used 8 buttons and stitched them on with royal blue thread to pick up the blue in the print. Also, instead of using the tiny piece of facing on the back neckline, I opted to clip the seam allowance at the shoulder seams and make a flat fell seam to finish. Here are some pictures:
|Oops, forgot to straighten the buttons before the photo.|
|Flat fell seam to finish inside collar at the back neckline.|