I've been hard at work on the Patricia Tunic this week. As I grade each size, I sew one up, tweak the pattern, then sew another one just to make sure all is perfect. Luckily, I have lots of friends and family members who are more than happy to share measurements and feedback in exchange for a tunic made from gorgeous SisBoom Fabrics . My vintage dressform Bessie has been helping me out tremendously. She is just like me - goes up and down in size and spends most of her time in the sewing room :P . Anyway, I thought I'd get the both of us out in the garden for some fresh air and some pictures.
Please ignore the weeds. I had big plans for weeding and mulching this spring, but I just didn't get around to it. I kind of dropped the ball with the veggie garden, too. The executive chef of the household had to take over as head gardener. I can't very well have dirty fingernails when I'm taking step-by-step sewing pictures, right?
The little guy is lending a hand as well. Right now his favorite job is holding the bowl while I pick strawberries. I think he consumes about 50% of what I harvest, but I'll take all the help I can get! Hopefully we will have enough for strawberry shortcake tonight :) .