Monday, August 12, 2013

Alaskan Summer

In Alaska, this is a summer dress.  I used Pamela's Patterns T shirt pattern, and added a funnel neck, then lengthened the pattern, and put a flare into the skirt,   My fabric was shipped from Pennsylvania, when Nick and moved here to Alaska.  I came here in January, and Nick arrived, after selling our Penna home, in April.

We now live in Eagle River, Alaska, which is north of Anchorage.

I set up my sewing room in a bedroom in the basement.  It's still under 'construction', as I'm still deciding where to put everything.  Nick set up some ceiling mounted flourescents, along with a door, put on top of file cabinets, as a cutting table.

I've been pretty busy with my paid work, and when not doing that, have been hiking and taking advantage of this rare (to me) wildness that is Alaska.  The state calls itself the 'last frontier' for good reason.

I'll post more later.  Thanks for still being there!  More, I promise..more!  Will come. 


Anonymous said...

I really think that is a winter dress here in Alaska. We have had such a warm summer. Give it another year, and you'll probably agree. My first summer here I kept the heat on all summer. Many years ago, and this summer I broke down and bought real summer clothing. Until it rained this week, I was cooking.

A pretty dress, anyway. Welcome to the Anchorage area.


Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

The dress is beautiful and I love the fabric choice. So glad that you're settling in and setting up your sewing room.

RhondaBuss said...

I've been keeping up with your Alaskan adventures on Facebook. You have truly embraced this new journey in your life. So wonderful. Nice to see that you've been able to squeeze in a little sewing, great dress and I love the necklace :)

wendy said...

that's a lovely dress, even if it does look more autumn-ish! :)

meredithp said...

Glad you're sewing a little. I can understand how that scenery would be distracting!

Vicki said...

I can't imagine living somewhere so cold! But summer looks nice - not too hot. Great dress.

Rose said...

You are still in my blogroll! I'm glad to see that you are doing well. Make hay while the sun shines--my understanding is that the sun shines very long during Alaska summers.

Rose in SV

Jane M said...

How wonderful to see your Alaskan sewing project. The dress looks great on you. I was sharing with someone at the ASG conference that you were the first in person blogger that I met back in Birmingham or Philadelphia's conference. Can't wait to hear more about a new frontier.