The second giveaway from Grosgrain is one made by Kathleen’s very talented hands. Since she made it I’ll let her words describe it all.
“I made this frock from Burdastyle's Wenlen Blouse and altered it to be a dress. Buy the pattern and see my ENTIRE tutorial for this frock on Burdastyle! It is the featured project of the week.
With the collar, neck ties and skinny pencil skirt, I thought the end look was a little 1940s.
When I was 12 years old I took my first long distance trip beginning at this exact train station. Before that, I had never been further than New Jersey. The trip went from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to Portland, Oregon....by train....by coach class. I spent four days on a train without a bed, without an ipod, without a friend, without much of anything at all. For a 12 year-old it was misery.
Funny thing is sometimes I think it would be cool to do it over again....not by coach of course. Even though I was twelve and bored to death I have to admit there were some really cool sites. The train had a special car made entirely of windows. It was like riding in a bubble. I remember traveling through the Cascade Mountains, over the famous Gassman Coulee Trestle bridge, along the Mississippi, across endless North Dakota wheat plains and through Montana Canyons. I ate spare ribs in a moving restaurant and sipped soda in a downstairs bar and roamed freely from car to car....I also watched Back to the Future II for the first time ever. So it wasn't all bad.
So in tribute to that experience I'm calling this the Oregon Rail Frock.”
I, of course, like the name simply because I love trains/train stations and Oregon is on my list of top places to live.
As with all Grosgrain giveaways all you have to do to enter is visit her post here and follow the directions.