Saturday, June 27, 2009
Well, I have so much to show - now that I have my camera back! (Of course, as soon as we baught a new memory card to the camera, I found the old one!).
Anyhow - I still didn't get all the pictures that I wanted... but I did take one of the Sasha dress!
I made a muslin version, but of nice fabric, to my 2.5 years old lady N. I haven't checked for fit yet - I finished it last night when she slept, and has to fight to urge to wake her up just to try the dress on!
But - I like it!
I made the simple version - I changed a few things!
1. The closure - where do you find the kind of closure that appears on the pattern - I don't know! so I finished it with buttons...
2. The pattern calls for really long strips of fabric for the skirt, on a fold! No way a 110 cm wide fabric can fit there...
so I cut it not on the fold - and I don't like it! I wonder if I can cut it on the fabric length... what do you think?
I want to make this dress for Lady H.
I realized most of my fabric stash (which is HUGE!!!) is pink!
That means I MUST buy more fabric, right?????
I will take some pictures of Lady N in this dress tomorrow, since we have a end-of-the-year party in lady H kindergarten. I'll post a Pattern review also.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
But - I lost the card of my camera so I couldn't take any pictures...
My husband bought a new one today, so I hope to take some pictures over the weekend and share them here...
I also recieved and baught some new patterns. It's a sickness... I know! But what can I do - there are such amazing patterns out there!
The first of the lot is the Sasha dress. I have already cut size 1 for my Lady N. I only used scraps this time to make sure I get it right before cutting into my better fabric. Isn't that a preety pattern???
Following I plan to make this Laguna Skirt by Studio Tantrum. here it is: .
I also order two Melly&Me patterns - Dilbert and Pippi . All of these patterns are really expesive, but I will make good use of them, I promise!
Well, I must make good use of them, because I am not allowed to buy even one more fabric/pattern/sewing book before I make good use of them!
To another subject - the Burda Magazine of July... I have subscribed, and I didn't get it yet!
I'm not sure when I'm supposed to! Anyhow - this month seems to be a bit of a disappointment for me.. I didn't find anything there that I like at first view. But I'm sure that within a few days there will be some cute pattern reviews in and I'll find some things I really like to have!
well - I hope to post some pictures tomorrow!
Have a good weekend,
Monday, June 15, 2009
As I mentioned, I've decided that at least one item should be made from every single burda magazine that I have - to justify both its cost and the place it takes. From Burda 07-2008 the choice was really easy -
I've seen on PatternReview so many great reviews of this pattern, I don't really have anything to add - but I'll still upload my pattern review there too...
It is cute!
It comes together really easy!
I left out the pockets, and change the way I finished the neck - I did not do it right :-( so it gapes a little, but it's not obvious, it still looks really cute!
I also lowered the shoulders.. apperantly I have low shoulder, and I didn't even know!
Here it is -
I actually got a compliment on the top - from a lady at work... She saw me and we talked for a while and she mentioned, out of the blue, that she likes my top! I really enjoyed hearing this!
I'm not sure really what type of fabric it is - but it drapes nicely, washes very nice, no wrinckles!
I will make this pattern again, when the right fabric comes along! and this time I'll not take any short cuts for the neck facing!
I'm now making a muslin for a cute dress. For me! I'm not sure I'll ever wear a dress... I wonder - what dresses can be worn by a woman my age? (33, but feels do much younger!) brown? black? seems so boring! white and all pale fabrics are ruled out due to the fact that they not compliment me. Red is too young...
I suppose I'll make it black - that way I may wear it sometime... not sure though!
After that - well, I wait on a package of three cute Farbenmix and Studio Tantrum patterns! This time my little one, Lady N, will get her share of dresses!
Good day all!
Friday, June 12, 2009
I got this pattern from this cute etsy shop. I love it!
Unfortunately, I've never installed a zipper on a bag before, so I made my first try on some fabric from my stash that I do not mind losing.
The pattern instructions... well, I am not that familiar with English terminology, so they were a bit difficult, the pattern is accompanied by pictures, but it didn't help me much. Finally I decided to just follow the instructions without understanding them - and it worked!
I have some mishaps in the zip, I did not use the correct size so it's a bit too long, which caused me some troubles when attaching the handle, but all in all I like it!
For the next time -
1. make it bigger - this bag is too small for me! I will enlarge the pattern pieces and make it again!
2 The pattern doesn't call for use of interfacing, I used felt that I sewed on to the left side of the outer fabric, I think it works well, next time I'll try interfacing though, just to feel the difference.
3. Put the handle loops on the sides before attaching the inner and outer fabrics, same for all types of pockets. I forgot to make those in time, and once the bag is constructed... too late.
Otherwise - I like it, it is cute, puffy, and I think I'll use this one again!
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Look at this!!!
I got into this whole blog thing after seeing all these really great blogs out there in May giveaway of SewMamaSew!
Apparently - it's not over!
this is one of the blogs I started follow after I saw it for the first time in that giveaway - and it has a new giveaway!
I hope I win this time! look at this cute things!!!!!!!
Bettsy Kingston Ruffle Pants New GIVEAWAY!!!!
Good luck to me!
and here's the way it looks -
Now, what did I learn?
First - BWF instructions are beyond me! I could not understand how the ties are attached to the bodice! I finally used the instructions for the toddler dress from Ottobrre 02/2005.
Other then that - it's a really easy pattern, but it runs HUGE! I made size 116 for my 112 cm Lady H and it looks huge on her!
Never mind, one issue done, about a dozen more to go!
That's it for today,
Have a good day :-)