little girls' peasant dresses were so cute and wondered if there might be a pattern out there for us big girls. Yes, there was! I found this one from Scientific Seamstress on Etsy. It's called Sis Boom Meghan Peasant Dress. There are lots of pattern sizes (XS to 3X) and several style options. This peasant is made with a light stretch knit, and it fits JJo just perfectly. I made her dress with an empire waistline, but there are options for different waistlines, bust sizes and sleeve styles and styles. This dress has a hemline just above the knee. The pattern is easy to follow and easy to sew, and I hope to make a few more peasant dresses this summer. JJo says it fits well and is very comfortable.
On another note, we've had lots of crazy weather in our area these past couple of days. A tornado touched down just about 30 miles down the road from us and tore out power poles and wires and left the county without electricity. We are still running generators tonight so we're going on day two of no electricity. The company says it should be up and running by this evening. Thankfully, no one was hurt even though the tornado was a mile wide and was on the ground for quite some time swirling around out in ranch country where there are few people or buildings in harm's way. There was also a lot of hail in the storm with high winds and torrential rains that caused lots of rivers, creeks and streams to flood and bridges and roads to washed out. This time we missed the hail and destruction and received an inch of rain instead. The hay fields that were destroyed by hail a couple weeks ago are showing signs of growing back. They will not likely make hay, but there is a chance that we might get a little bit of grazing from them this fall. We'll just have to see what happens.
It's almost Summer Solstice. I wonder if we'll start to warm up when real summer hits the northern plains? We've probably only had two days so far with temperatures of 80* and above. I'm not complaining. We've had several lovely 70-something degree days that were next to perfect. I know some of you out there are suffering under sweltering heat and drought and that's really hard. If we could just take a large hand mixer and swirl all of our weather together all over the USA, maybe we'd get a perfect blend of sunny days and rainy nights to make a pleasant Garden of Eden. That would be nice, wouldn't it?