The Empire (waste line) Strikes Back!
Not long ago, I found a super cute, hot pink, paisley sundress (brand new) at the thrift store for only $1.
Loved the fun bandana fabric and thought it would make an awesome swimsuit cover-up. Only one minor problem...
Size 4. Remember my Ode To Child Bearing Hips? Well this could be my Ode To a Child Bearing Rib Cage. The zipper didn't quite zip. So I resorted to plan B. I went down into my dungeon (sewing room) and whipped up this apron...
When I came upstairs to model my creation for my husband (he had never seen the sundress), he laughed and said, "You added boob triangles?"
Obviously strappy sundresses are not exactly a staple in my everyday wardrobe.
In order for the umm "triangles" to stay in place, I had to place the ties a little high - empire style. A fit that's always felt, well... a little funny.
I'll admit, the apron is a little goofy - you'll probably see hot pink bandana squares in my next quilt. Perhaps its geometrical makeup is to blame (can you say triangle?), or that dirty, rotten empire waste line! However, the cookies made in honor of said apron, were delish. Can't go wrong with a recipe titled "Just like Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies".