Tuesday, May 28, 2013

A Gingham Shift Dress n LA road trip snaps

 Sorry for the poor quality pic, too busy to take a nicer pic during our road trip as it is only a 2 day 1 night trip, we are practically rushing here and there.

Sewing pattern used: Butterick 4386 size 8
Materials used: Cotton red gingham, pink cotton broadcloth for lining, white rick rack trimmings, invisible zipper all from stash.
Changes made: Made a full lining instead of facings for the collar n armhole. Shortened the dress by 6" and it turns out a bit too short... Need to wear a shorts inside. I can still unpick my hand blind hemming stitches and lengthen the dress by at least 1" in future...
Worn on: Day 2 of LA road trip
Will I wear it again?: Yes! the materials I used are super comfy:) But need to lengthen the dress first.

The sizing is still quite loose though as u can see from the pics, especially the bust areas. If I ever gonna use this pattern again, I really got to do a lot of fitting changes to it...

Next is some of the pics during our LA trip.
We drove to LA from phoenix on sat morning and back on Sunday evening.
 This is a snap of the scenery on the way to LA. Rocks hills and desert...
And the thousands of windmills! A very pretty sight!
Happy Aidan got a new Jake and the neverland pirate lego set added to his collection:)

Beautiful houses OTW to Griffith Park. There's even castle like houses there! If only we are that rich...

Can't really see the Hollywood sign clearly because of the beautiful sun set.

Really high up here and freaking COLD! Only baby Allen is in jacket. The rest of us are shivering, and Aidan got super grumpy because of the coldness.
Baby Allen walking around like a big boss.

Family snapshot. Thanks to Christopher for helping us take the family pics!
We also went to Hollywood and Santa Monica Pier (Really beautiful night scenery) and outlets for shopping sprees... But the pics are taken using phones as our hands are full with the boys. Had a great time and a lot of headache moments when the boys got super grumpy and kicked out a fuss. Looking forward to our next road trip :)
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