Friday, June 25, 2010

New fabric, new dress

I went into town today to buy fabric for a new dress. I am going to a wedding in July. There was a sale on in the fabric shop, Hickeys, but I just could'nt pick anything, too many flowery cottons and gingham. So in the end I bought 2 meters of some Duchesse Satin. Its a lovely grape colour.

I plan to make the Danielle dress, which is a free pattern from Burdastyle. I will omit the sleeves, I am also planning on making the skirt more A-Line. I am not a fan of pleats around the belly area.

Now that I have the fabric at home I am having doubts about my choice, 3 reasons.
1. Will it be too warm for a summer wedding?
2. Does satin show every lump and bump on your body?
3.I have never sewn with satin before.

Planning on starting it soon, and will post pics when its done. Looking forward to it.

Old Sofa

So I finally got round to covering my sad old sofa. It was green and tired and even the dog like to chew it.  Its been in my house for years, was given to me by my Dad who made it with his own fair hands. Very clever Daddy.

 Thanks to a donation of free fabric from a friend I had just enough to cover it and the existing cushions. Bit of mismatching of pattern, but hope nobody notices it. I really like how it turned out. Its removable, so even if someone spills dinner on it unlikely, I can stick it in the washing machine.


Sunday, June 13, 2010

Another Sunday, another market. It was a rainy day today. I had lots of fun, met some lovely new people. got some nice compliments on my goodies. And even Anna got in on the act, she drew some pictures and sold them for 50 cent each. She made a profit too. In this picture she is wearing a little shirred top I made for her.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Ferocious Mingle Market

As the title suggesst myself is planning on another market which is to be held on Sunday 13th June. All details can be found here. I am looking forward to it in a weird sort of way. I say weird due to the fact that stall holders have been asked to go fancy dress. Argh, as I dont normally dress up I am going to have to go searching for something funky to dress up in. I made these two little romper suits for it. The pattern is from the book One Yard Wonders. This book has loads of free patterns, although sewing instructions can be a little bit lacking, its a great book for beginners. And all the patterns use a yard (meter), or less. As the title states!!

I like these little romper suits, I shirred the waistline. The shirred look is really in this Summer. I think they look more feminine with the waist elasticated. I wish I had a little model to wear them.
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