Frosting Fortnight is nearing its end so I present you with our last, but certainly not least, guest blogger, Rhonda of Rhonda’s Creative Life.
I love to draft patterns and I especially enjoy coming up with new ideas for garments. On Fridays I share a new idea based on simple shapes, rectangles, squares, circles, with a triangle thrown in from time to time. On Saturdays, I showcase a new sleeve and explain how it is drafted. The sleeves can be adapted to just about any commercial pattern. During the week I talk about projects that I am currently working on.
I love to sew frosting with a passion.
A beautiful evening gown is such a joy to create, but sadly, evening gowns aren’t worn on a daily basis!! So, the staple of my wardrobe sewing is cake. But cake can be fun as well.
My favorite piece of frosting is a dress that I call my Cinderella dress. It’s lovely. It drapes over the shoulders and dips in the back. The dress is made up of three layers of fabric. The outside layer is a light blue chiffon with small sequins embedded in the fabric. The center layer is also chiffon and has huge blue cabbage roses printed on it. The final layer acts as a lining but adds one more layer of shine as it is covered in glitter. The dress is a delight to wear.
My favorite piece of cake borders on being frosting, but I can wear it on more occasions. I wove an entire skirt out of ribbons. I wear the skirt every chance I get!
The piece I chose for this blog is one of my Fabulous Free Pattern Friday designs. I call it the Perfect Travel Dress (click here for pattern). There are drawstrings on the sides of the skirt and along the shoulders which enables the wearer to wear the piece in many different ways. It can be worn as a dress, it at can be drawn up and worn with tights, if can be drawn up more and worn as a blouse.
I chose the Zucchini Bread/Cake recipe to pair with the piece as the colors are so similar and this bread/cake is also perfect for multiple occasions. It’s great for breakfast, wonderful as a mid morning snack with a cup of tea, or an afternoon snack and it’s wonderful paired with fruit and served as a dessert. And best of all, it travels well, just like the dress!