Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Crochet creatures cont'd

This is from Roxycraft patterns:

I'm also working on the Heather Ross slipper pattern from Home Companion magazine. I'm using scraps of ultrasuede from my weekender project. At first I was rushing along, but realized that if I want to make them nicely, I needed to step back and think about the process. I might have a few tips...I'm also altering the pattern slightly as I have a wider foot that the pattern foot.

Monday, May 26, 2008

I used the Weekender bag!

...on an actual weekend getaway! I packed slippers, an extra pair of shoes, enough clothes for four days, a blow dryer, my quart sized ziploc bag, an extra jacket, and an slr camera. wowee. Now all I want to do is to make another in a different pattern! It was great. No problems at all, and I was amazed at all that fit in there. Light and easy to hoist into the overhead, I was pleased with my creation.

Another makes: a crochet bunny and small pal

Friday, May 9, 2008

Lotus Tunic update

neckline is done, and I think I did better this time.

I still have to make the bias binding and hem the lining and dress. Wouldn't this be pretty for a spring gathering with a pretty hat? I kind of like not having the contrast upper bodice pieces, especially with a busy pattern like this.

Here you can see how much smoother I got the pivoted corners:

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Lotus Tunic v 2 update

I finally got the lining sewn. (I've been super busy!) Tonight I plan to attach it at the neck and sleeves, and I'll have pics!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Garden power

I worked in the garden instead of sewing.

Friday, May 2, 2008

sleepy friday

I bought some pima cotton from England for my lining at Satin Moon fabrics. While I was there, I met a group of ladies, mostly from the great lakes region, who were on a fabric store tour. That was interesting! It was not so good for the meter (it was ticking away as I waited in the cutting line), but everything turned out okay in the end.

I cut the pieces for the lining, and put the back darts in. Hopefully Sunday I'll have some time to start sewing it together.