Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Monday, July 13, 2015

Sewing Autonomous Region

Alternately known as the Woman Cave, the Sewing Room and MINE

ahahahah MINE.

I have my table for my machines, a couch for lounging while I hand-sew, a tv for stories and shelves for all my things.    Not pictured, is the door to the back yard where (once tamed) I can take pictures, and not yet hung, is a full length mirror.  (I've been without the past year, which has made fitting tricky.)

Moving has been going on for the past nine weeks - and is juuuuust about done.  Which means sewing fun times again soon.  (Well... some home dec.  I've promised Greg a slip cover the keep the living room couch from getting too catty.)

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Beautiful, inside and out.

My fluffy dress got its first outing, and I got around to taking pictures.

This is the most thoroughly 'finished' dress I've ever made.  The pattern is a modified tried and true, B5748.  This time I went with a gathered skirt to best utilize the border print.

The crinoline is built in, all the rough edges are bound, fully lined.  You name it, it's there.

I used double fold bias tape on the crinoline hem, which brought attention to its frothiness.

 I also added a stealth pocket, hidden inside a pleat in the gathering.  (see above, for intense pockety sneakiness) 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

baby things

No, not mine.  More presents for friends.   I know I've been gone a while.   I've been doing bits and pieces of various projects, mending and things I've promised to others.  (Greg's birthday shirt is about a year late...)   This is another very belated present (the baby in question was born in the middle of the January snow storm in Boston.) 

This is Butterick 4784, view B. 

 the bottoms of the legs just didn't want to be elasticized.  Otherwise, I'm happy with it.  I hope the mother will be too. (and that it fits the baby.)
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