Wednesday, June 23, 2010

ithinksew: Kimono Room Slippers

These are so cute! However, I made a size larger than my street size and they're a little snug. A little too snug. Why does this happen to me? time I would add a little more than a 1/4" seam allowance, especially if your fabric has a weave that tends to fray (linen). I used a cotton with brown fine wale corduroy inside.
If I really get my act together I would make a little basket of these so that I could offer a new pair to house guests when they visit.
It could happen.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Summer clothes & craft: a couple more items off of the "to-do" list.

My blog has been quiet, but I have been busy. First up was the Wiksten Tulip skirt pattern, found in the winter '08 Stitch magazine. I saw a few denim specimens on flickr, and so I too chose denim as my medium.
It is really a cute skirt.

Next up was a second rendition of the Cynthia Rowley pattern I last made in pink seersucker.

The armholes on my first shirt were a bit tight on me and I gave it to my buddy, the Tiny Tailor. I made it this time in an English cotton shirting.
I like how polished bias trim looks.

I love bias tape!

The next item on my to-do list?

Kimono slippers by ithinksew in Kokka fabrics.