Sunday, June 22, 2008

Several Things...

I know it's been a month since I posted, and I don't even have a bunch of things to show this time around... just a few. I'll get some pictures taken soon and post the rest. Unfortunately (but as expected), I haven't had as much time to sew this month. I started a new job (working at a stables! I love it, by the way.), and of course, there are all the normal busy summer things happening around here. Still, I've gotten a couple things made, and after a over a week without internet I can finally post here and update my Etsy shop.

This one is a jumper top out of strawberry-patterned yellow jersey knit. I love this fabric! I wish I'd gotten more of it, but I have enough to make a couple other things out of it. In fact, Doris (my dress form) is currently wearing a fancy tanktop that is in the works, also made out of this fabric. The jumper top here is modeled by my lovely friend Sophie who was very willing to help me out one day.

Another jumper top! I had quite a bit of this fabric, so I played around with it. I really love this one and don't want to sell it! These are going faster, and I really like making them.

This dress was a bit of a headache, but I'm fairly pleased with the result. Fairly being the key word. I made it up as I went along, and it turned out really well for not having done a mock-up before hand. It's just that it didn't turn out precisely as I invisioned, which is always a little irritating. Because I just estimated sizing, it's a little too small on me. But anyway, about it: I used up almost all of this light blue fabric, giving it a cross-over top, crossed spaghetti straps, a fitted drop waist, and a handkerchief hem. I added silver buttons and a black lace/black jersey insert in the v of the bust. It's extremely flattering and elegant, and as always, I don't believe wrong can be done with this fabric.
In case you were curious, my pop can tab dress is coming along well. I have three recycle shed sources that I can raid now and again, and I currently have 7 inches of the front piece, and about 500 loose, unwoven tabs waiting to be put to use.
And that's it for now. Of course, I have other things to post, but I'll save those for a later time. Sorry it's been so long! These things will probably be up for sale this week, so if you want to check out my shop...!