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Burda's Princess Dress

And now, time for a new dress! This one is Burda's Princess Dress - #124B . I actually didn't make any changes to the pattern and cut the smallest size. I had this floral quilting fabric hanging around and wanted to use it up! The green is leftover yardage from the Tanith Arrow Dress . This dress whipped up pretty quickly! And I did a super-successful invisible zip. I typically don't use them because the fabric store I go to rarely sells them. If they do, I don't know where the hell they are!  Lately, I have been doing a lot of riding around on my bike, due to working for a very bike-friendly company. I'm still adjusting to riding a bit (I still feel a little like my whole body is vibrating after I stop if I ride for a consistent length of time) but I have been occasionally riding part of the way to work, 6 out of 12 miles roundtrip. I may never ride 12 miles roundtrip each day, but that's not the point for me. I also needed everyone t

Current Music 5/1

It's been a while since I've done a music post - mostly because I rarely find things I absolutely love anymore. Recently I came across a band called The Resonars - though it seems I'm a little late in finding them (how about 7 years too late?) Either way, their music is fantastic. I'm a huge fan of finding music that sounds like it's from another era, and the Resonars sound like they could fit right amongst classics like The Byrds or The Kinks. This song is absolutely killer: That Resonars song actually sort of reminds me of this older song.... which is written by a former member of The Cowsills. More Resonars: This one actually reminds me of the bittersweet end of a relationship, something I wasn't prepared for. Another retro/psych-ish song I've been obsessed with - this band is really blowing up: And an older find, but still a great representation of newer psych stuff: I'll be back with a new dress soon from a Burda pattern, but