Tractors run in my family. Some families grew up stopping at historical markers on trips...my father, the dad of four girls, pulled the green station wagon with wood panels over at every heavy equipment and tractor yard he passed. We might inwardly groan and dream of a Dairy Queen, but he was the dad and that's the way it was. Mother usually got out and joined Daddy being the loving wife and showing interest in backhoes and bulldozers.
We learned how to drive a tractor as kids. All of my kids have had their pictures made on the tractor.We went to tractor pulls, antique tractor shows, and tractor parades. A trip to my parents still includes Daddy hooking up the old tractor to a trailer, us all loading up in it and heading down to the fields for fireworks and fun, or just a tour of the farm. Tractors are sentimental in our family!
So, when I saw this tractor fabric, I thought what a great dress it would make to wear to an auction or even to go to the rodeo with my pair of pink and brown boots. A little pink. A little denim combined. Easy peasy. Done. What could be more perfect?
Wrong. Never have I made such a hideous concoction that had to be ripped out more times than this dress. It was a disaster from beginning to end. My seam ripper put three holes in the dress which I decided to cover up with the above sash. Sadly, my hemline was so unbelievably wonky and without every boring detail...I decided the perfect fix would be some decorative stitching. Yes! That would be the ticket.
Wrong! It was NOT the ticket and only highlighted the strange hemline, and the bizarre fit of the dress...part tent...part paintsmock. I would say I spent the better part of three days on this disaster of a dress. This was an outfit which no cute accessory could possibly save. So... I wadded it all up. Grrrrrrrrrrrr.
....and started over with this cheerful fabric. I am calling it The Swiss Miss meets Flower Child. My rose necklace is right at home, and I feel like yodeling.
My Pink Saturday is not a loss! (Make sure you go visit the other ladies who enjoy a little pink in their lives over at How Sweet The Sound.) I will tackle the pink tractor dress another day and in the meantime enjoy my successfully completed ensemble! I'm over the pink tractor disaster. Really. grrrrrrrrrr