Here is Dress Numero Uno of my Four-Fast-n-Easy summer dresses:
|The bodice is self-lined, which simplifies edge treatment of neckline & armholes.|
|The neckline provides just enough room for a necklace. I love a modest neckline - so easy to wear.|
|I really like the extra width of the cut-on sleeves at the shoulder line.|
In other news, we have moved ahead on fixing up our home. I can't remember if I told you, but we were planning to sell our house in the spring of 2012 and settle into a smaller home in Baltimore. Based on current sales in the neighborhood, we developed a plan to make our home competitive on the market. As we got into selecting new appliances and finishes, we realized we aren't ready to leave this home. It feels REALLY good to be making these updates for us to keep and enjoy. We have worked our butts off, clearing out excess stuff, and tackling various cosmetic projects. For example, we removed all the brass hardware on doors and replaced them with oil rubbed bronze hardware. We are coming into the home stretch now and the big changes are sweeping in.
|Next up - flooring, then painting. And the chef of the house will be breaking in the new oven as soon as possible!|