Friday, January 16, 2009

Project Updates

My BWOF dress 106 is almost done!!! Just have to hem it! I had to add darts to the back.. I just don't like wearing dresses that are to shapeless. And I felt like it needed a belt so I made a lace tie belt... pics soon!!!
I also embroidered a beautiful skirt with peacock feathers! I think its very eye catching.. pics of that too soon!

~ For now .... while I freeze in this 21 degree weather I am crocheting this jacket below from Crochet! magazine... this magazine was one Sheila was sweet enough to send me when I was trying to figure this crochet thing out!
This easy jacket consists of 4 large squares, 4 medium and 4 small... assemble them then crochet the trim. I'm half way done with my squares!!! I'm making the jacket in black as you can see and I'm going to trim in black fur yarn.

To the left is my hat/scarf... I'm almost done with the second scarf side then I'll be trimming it in white fur yarn.... and the next time I have to go out in 21 degree weather this will be super nice to wear!

Below are some projects in recent magazines I bought.... I want to make these...

This months Quick Quilts has this easy but beautiful quilt that I hope to find time to make sometime. I've only made a lap quilt and that was many moons ago! lol!
I love these fabrics for a quilt! It would be perfect in my bedroom!

This months Quick Stuff to Sew has this super simple purse pattern.
I love these! Endless possibilities here!

I typically don't like spending alot of time making purses, though I have a few times, so this pattern is perfect for me.

And finally... could this be my LBD????
I actually have the pattern picked out for my LBD... but then
I saw this months Australian Stitches....
This is a special lace sewn together to make a fabric, ribbon
weaved in... pleated panels at the bottom.....
I'm in LOVE with this dress!!!


Meg said...

I like the dress to. What do you think about Australian Stitches magazine? I often find it granny and have stopped buying it in favour of a Threads subscription. :)

Julia said...

What all sewing magazines do you get. The only one I get now is Martha Pullen's Sew Beautiful. It's mostly about heirloom children's clothing, but has some other stuff sometimes. it always has free patterns in it. I have copied ideas from it often.
I LOVE the dress too. I love to sew lace together to make fabric. On my first blog the white and tea dyed dress is done that way on the bodice. Its mostly antique laces.
I am soooo impressed with you crocheting!!! What a quick learner you are!!!

Shannon said...

I'm working on that quilt right now! I just love it- it's so simple, yet so pretty. I almost have enough blocks done to put it together. It's really simple and relaxing to work on.

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.