Friday, February 22, 2008

A good day for crafting! (SCF)






Must be friday, 'cause Shereen's hosting "Sew Crafty Friday" again! http://w8ng4him.blogspot.com/






It looks like this outside. So it's a good day to stay in and sew, scrap, cook--whatever! I've been working on the dress I'm designing. Here are some photos:






As you can see, I need to put darts in the bodice. the shirring is done with alternating rows of black and white floss--by hand. It's going pretty quickly. (Of course, I marked my lines on the inside. I couldn't sew that straight to save my life, LOL!) BTW, I think I'm going to keep it sleeveless. I might make (or buy) a short white linen jacket to wear over it. We'll see--with the weather the way it is today, it feels like it will be forever before it's warm enough to wear this.
Today, I also hope to cut out the pink flannel lining for a little child's jacket I'm making (shown in an earlier post). And...to put the elastic in the pantaloons for the lavendar child's dress (another earlier post.)

10 comments:

Brenda said...

The weather looks beautiful,but that sewing looks hard lol. Im sure it will be beautiful.

Adrienne said...

Oh, I wish I would slow down long enough to sew. Seeing your project makes me just want to forget everything else and make something new to wear! I have to paint baseboards. Not a glamorous project but will be nice when my sweetheart gets them all installed. Will make a big difference.

Thank you for stopping by my blog and for leaving your sweet comments. I will be back soon to check in and see what you are doing. Maybe by that time I'll be able to say that I've been sewing!
~Adrienne~

Debbie J. said...

You are a very accomplished seamstress! I would love to be home sewing with snow outside like that!!!!!! We got cold rain and I'm at work..... :o(

Ginny said...

The snow is lovely. We haven't seen any staying snow for years here so I enjoy all the pictures being posted.
You put in so much work into your projects. I'm looking forward to seeing the dress on you when it's finished. I should be simply lovely.

BittersweetPunkin said...

Wow..I almost forgot what snow looks like and there it is!! Perfect excuse to stay in and sew!

Have a great weekend!
Hugs,
Robin

happyhousewife said...

Wow, that dress looks wonderful. I have never done anything that complicated before. I am still working on a skirt for myself that I started on Jan 5th!
Blessings~

Terri said...

We have the same weather today - about 10" of snow so far. After seeing that shirring, it makes my binding job not seem so bad - LOL!

Great job,

Terri

Lisa Sharp said...

I mean by hand, needle and thread. haha I don't have a place for machine right now and I like to learn the hard way of things first. :)

Miranda said...

Hey I'll trade our ice for your snow! I really love the color of your top. It reminds me of a robin's egg...okay, I'm really looking forward to spring! My "Red" loved the comment you left about all the things "7". He really got a kick out of it.
BTW, I hope you will model your outfit when complete. You've done such a great job.

i'm kelly said...

that snow is definitely reason enough to stay inside & craft. hope you had fun. thanks for the recipe!