The Christmas sewing list is slowly getting shorter.
Sunday, December 01, 2013
I couldn't seem to get the the bodice of Kwik Sew 3521 to fit correctly. I consulted Fit for Real People, but it just seemed easier to try and different pattern. I want to make a dress or two with a collar so I tried New Look 6808. I cut it off at waist length as it is quite a long top. Not perfect, but it fits my shape a lot better. I think it will be a good basic bodice shape with a few more tweaks and I can add collars, different necklines and different skirts to the bottom of it.Simplicity 2588 which is a pleated skirt. I cut the back on the fold and did a side zipper, an invisible one that actually worked thanks to this tutorial. I didn't line the bodice, I used bias binding for the neck and sleeves I made from some of the left over fabric. I love this fabric by Jeni Baker for Art Gallery.
I Finished Burda 7828 as well this week, this was a much quicker process, as stretch dresses usually are. I have glanced at this pattern and taken no notice, but then did a google image search and found so many great dresses made from it. The only change I made was to add different sleeves and take off the side bow. A great dress for summer and also for winter with longer sleeves.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
I'm taking a break from the Christmas sewing to make myself a few dresses. Burda 7828 looks like it will be a great easy stretchy dress pattern. I have made a muslin of the bodice of Kwik Sew 3521. It needs a little work, but I am hoping when I get it right it can be the base of many summer dresses, then I can add different skirts and necklines. I think the skirt from Simplicity 2588 might be a good start for a summer dress.
If you are after bags or pouches I dropped these off to Loft in Bridgetown the other day.
Monday, November 25, 2013
Those hours I've spent on Pinterest have finally paid off. I made something I pinned!
This easy necklace idea came from What No Mints. I used Sculpey I bought from Spotlight, I find it softer and easier to roll than Fimo. I made 8 beads from a packet and used a skewer to make the holes.
You can make quite a few necklaces from a few packets so there is enough for teachers, Christmas presents and a couple for me!
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Monday, November 18, 2013
'Where the Wild Things Are' has always been a favourite book in our house and last week we finally got around to watching the movie. I turned all the letters I have made in the last week into a one of my favourite quotes from it (with a slight variation - the We'll became I'll).
I used the letter pattern from Oh Fransson and all of the fabrics, apart from the borders, came from the scrap box. When it is quilted it will be added the growing mini quilt gallery in the passage way.