Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
I finally posed for pictures in Simplicity 2337. This is a dress made for the spring palette challenge, in a navy matte jersey. A simple but very wearable dress, easy to dress up or down. The pattern is a project runway pattern with many different options, I chose the view with the crew neck and pleated sleeves.
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Sunday, April 10, 2011
I finished the last piece in my spring palette collection. This is the beignet skirt from colette patterns. I made the same skirt last year in red denim, my second version came along much smoother. I used a cotton poplin in a sunny yellow, and used a quilting cotton for the lining. The buttons are from m&j in nyc, and so cute, 12 buttons in all! This is the perfect piece fro spring and a classic skirt.
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Wednesday, April 6, 2011
I started making this sweater in early 2008, finished all the pieces and then just left it. The finishing on this pattern was crazy, which is why I left it for so long. The pattern is Ether from Rowan Magazine 43. I left the edges unfinished and opted for a braided belt, which gave it a more beachy feel. The yarn is a cotton from Colinette called banyan. Its was incredibly annoying to seam with because it quickly became untwisted and tangled. It is satisfying to finish a forgotten UFO.
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Tuesday, April 5, 2011
I wanted to show everyone one of my favorite sewing tools, from the cupcake goddess! My heirloom tomato pincushion, tailor's ham and seam roll. Aren't they gorgeous? Nothing like the boring ham and tomatos they sell at the fabric stores. I love having tools that are cute and useful. I use the tailor's ham all the time. I keep it handy hanging on the bookself next to my ironing board.
Using the right sewing tools really makes a difference in the final product. Last month during me-made-march I really noticed the difference in the quality of garments I have sewn in the last year. My red beignet skirt I made a year ago is a disaster compared to the one I'm sewing now! Ironing is annoying but so important. I think my cute ham and seam roll, make ironing a little less annoying.
They are not only cute but so well made. I haven't seen a speck of sawdust come out of these. You can buy your own set on etsy. Can't wait to see what else is to come from the Cupcake Goddess!
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