Mostly a Wordless Wednesday…

My sisters and their hubby’s are here visiting this week so I’m going to have to do some simple posts as there is no time for sewing…(I did get the peplum and lace sewn on Nora’s dress, but that was all…) Maybe later on in the week I’ll find some sewing time.

Has it been hot where you are? It’s been dreadfully hot here and Wednesday the heat index is supposed to be around 105! I’m not a hot weather person… actually I can do hot weather; it’s the humidity that gets me. I got to thinking about all the doll dresses I’ve made and wondered which one I thought would be the coolest and comfiest to wear in this hot sticky weather… I instantly thought of one dress.

This is a doll I had at one time… Katie Effanbee, in her sweet gauzy outfit. A friend gave me this fabric and I remember searching for something like it for the longest time. It came from Florida and I never found anything even close to it… It is as delicate as a tissue and just crinkly enough to make it interesting. As you look at Katie in this reversible dress and pantalettes set, I hope you feel cooler!

Well, did the pictures cool you off?

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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  1. Linda D. says:

    Sure did, but the day isn’t over!! Yes, going up to 98 degrees today and who knows what it will feel like with the humidity!

    That’s such a pretty fabric, and I love the way you fixed those buttons! The close-up of the fabric looks like birds eye fabric, which I had for diapers eons ago! It makes great dusting cloths and is so soft! I don’t think I ever saw a diaper with pretty orange tulips on it though!

    • Jeanne W says:

      Hi Linda,
      It’s 94 degrees here and the heat index is 110! George and Cindy’s husband, Tom, are working on an outside faucet of my moms…
      I remember hearing of birds eye fabric and I’m going to look that up..
      Thanks Linda,
      Stay cool,
      Blessings, Jeanne

  2. Charlotte A. says:

    It’s not hot yet but I bet it will be later. The outfit is beautiful. It does look like a cool fabric both in texture and print. As Linda D. mentioned, your button attachment was great. It’s so creative. I don’t think I’ve seen anyone but you make button attachment so pretty!
    Hope you have a good day. Try to stay cool.
    Take care.

    • Jeanne W says:

      Hi Charlotte,
      The fabric is wonderful and if I had been given more fabric I would love to have made a dress for myself from it…
      I saw that way of sewing on buttons years ago and just love it…
      I’m glad you liked them…
      Thank you Charlotte,
      Blessings, Jeanne

  3. Marilyn says:

    All the lawns around me are dry because we have heat without humidity. Yesterday, though, we had some rain. Our temperatures haven’t been as high as yours either. So far, we’ve been quite lucky.

    Didn’t you also make an Effner dress with that lovely fabric?

    • Jeanne W says:

      Hi Marilyn,
      I forgot that I made a dress for Janie out of the same fabric…but it wasn’t as soon looking of a dress as Katie was.
      Thanks for reminding me of it…
      It has become cloudy and the heat index has dropped to 108 degrees.
      Blessings, Jeanne

  4. Lovely coolness post. Sweet dress.
    Headed out today to drive about 350+ miles round trip. Have to fix a broken cabin window and clean up mess. But, will be nice seeing the sierra and river, but I’m sure it will be 100 in Sacramento. Hot.
    Hope everything works for you, family, and your mom.

    • Jeanne W says:

      Hi Joy,
      I like that…”my coolness post!”
      I hope you have a great trip…it seems like a really long trip to fix a window that broke…
      Stay as cool as you can…
      Blessings, Jeanne

  5. Katie’s dress is just darling and her pictures make me think back to days swimming at a really neat state park we camped at called Terre Andre on the shores of Lake Michigan. Wonderful memories.
    I don’t recall the heat being a problem when I was little but now the humidity literally makes me ill. And this summer has been dreadful to me. I agree with you about the humidity along with the heat. I love winter, especially around Christmas. Summer, sometimes it’s ok.
    Enjoy your family !

    • Jeanne W says:

      Hi Paula,
      The humidity has been so thick and heavy here lately, we can look outside and it looks like a heavy mist…when we get up in the morning, our windows all have condensation on the insides…
      Things bombed out with moving my mom to a senior apartment, so my sisters and hubby’s are leaving tomorrow…:o (
      Blessings, Jeanne

      • Boy, would like to have been a bug in that room! You know, with mom and moving. I’m sure not fun at all.
        Thinking of you.
        9 1/2 hours later, we are back. Window toast. Now has plywood covering. Repaired two other pryed screens. Cleaned up the broken glass and inventoried what was taken. Really, not much. There isn’t anything of value there. Just a pain that people feel they need to break in and steal things. I think they may have taken some outdated Top Ramen, a screw driver, and some plastic tote boxes. The main tools were in a box on the only shelf labeled “Cat Litter.” Didn’t touch it. 🙂

        • Jeanne W says:

          HI Joy,
          I’m glad you are safely back home and I’m sorry you had to drive so far to clean up what someone left for you… what a shame they tore up your cabin…

          Well, the move didn’t take place… someone was stubborn and absolutely would not listen to her kids…2 lines kept ringing out… “I’m not going” and “you can’t make me.” It’s sad that it’s causing friction like this… we are beside ourselves with concern for her… There is no easy solution but I sure wish we had one…
          Thank you Joy,
          Blessings, Jeanne

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