This is the finished cowl scarf I crocheted for luvinthemommyhood.com's Carefree Cowl Knit Along. I love this scarf. I made it short enough so when I loop it twice around my neck, it hugs it perfectly, not too tight, not too loose. Check out this and other cowl scarves on this knit along flickr page.
I haven’t done any sewing lately. Since I am a newbie to dressmaking, I like to take some time in preparing and constructing a sewing project… and I just didn’t have enough time for it. But, I have been crocheting this past week because… this Saturday, some of the ladies from church and I will be participating in our town's craft fair! It’s my first time to sell my stuff at a fair, so i’m super excited. I didn’t really have a lot of time to get ready for it, but i did manage to make a few hair bows/clips, ear warmers and kids’ hats. I will be selling these items on etsy as well. Check them out.
Yipee! Finally found some time last night to finish this dress. The sewing pattern is a pretty simple shift dress pattern, but it took me a while to do this because the fabric (rayon) was pretty hard to work with. The dress, although it has darts on the sides, is pretty shapeless. So, I would only wear it with a belt, like so.
I’ve been making baby hats this past week to sell at my etsy shop. I love stripes! I made a few hats with stripes of different widths. The navy blue and white one below is double knit. I will be making more of those with different color combinations for baby/toddler boys and the ones with the thinner stripes will be for the girlies, of course, embellished with a big, bright and colorful flower.
My favorite color combo: navy blue and white and bright pink :)
I will also be selling fitted baby hats in solid color with a floral/bow embellishment.
I am a big fan of Winter Kate Clothing. I especially love the Ginger Cardigan/Bed Jacket because of the simplicity and versatility of the design.
I believe this Winter Kate Cardigan retailed for about $300. $300?! That’s a lot of fabric. I like the jacket in different colors and patterns, and since I like quality AND quantity, I just made my own. This one cost me $7/yard and used about 1 1/3 yard. I have a stash of chiffon that I bought recently. I want to try to make some with different sleeve lengths.
I had extra fabric from another dress I made, so I just added a skirt to a store-bought tank - a fast and easy project. I will be adding a blue sash/ribbon around the waist. I kinda want the aqua blue on the fabric to pop out.
I’ll be starting this project next week after my daughter’s dedication/party. I would love to be working on this now, but, i’m just way too busy. I only have one yard of this pretty fabric so i wasn’t sure if i had enough fabric for a dress, but, after draping on miss mannequeen here, i think i have enough for a very simple shift dress for me…. aaah… there is an advantage to being small.
I love the pattern. It is more of a spring/summer dress, but, with the right accessories, i could still wear it for fall: dark sweater, black tights and boots, and we are good.
I will either use a simple shift dress pattern or this McCAll’s pattern (red dress F). If I use a different fabric for the lining, i should have enough fabric for the dress. We’ll see.