|You're making me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry.|
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
|Disneyland in Frontierland--our home away from home.|
Michelle bought this fabric for me last summer to make her a summer top LAST summer. As in, 2011. Oops. Anyhow, I finally pulled it together to make her the top in August. 2012 has been a less-than-productive sewing year, as this top was the first thing I have made since all of my KDVS fundraiser crafts in April. It had been such a long time that I forgot many of my previous lessons-learned from other versions of the Sorbetto. Blinking determinedly and mouth grimacing through a bouquet of straight pins, I tried my darnedest to affix the sleeves (unwittingly cut sans seam allowance) onto the bodice. I don't care which algebra book you operate from, it wasn't gonna happen. Luckily there was more fabric to cut new sleeves as I muttered to myself about...well, let's just say it was a semi-violent muttering session.
|Disneyland on the Mark Twain Riverboat--great for parties!|
I think this proves that there is still a place for Sorbetto in October! Or at least that's what I'm telling myself as I scrape through the watermelon lavender sorbet I made last weekend. It is OCTOBER, how are we still getting watermelon in our CSA box?! I hope to have an update next week on this adorable black and white dress I also made in August. Spoiler alert: history repeats itself.
Friday, October 5, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
|Any second now, Mario is going to shoot out and I'm finally going to catch him!|
|Mr. Lion says, "Put some damn pants on!"|
Monday, April 16, 2012
|Isn't that great? I'm beyond enthused about how cute these will look when they're done.|
|One of last year's bloomers. I just found out that there is one pair left over (someone didn't pay their pledge?) that will be offered up this year again.|
Thursday, April 12, 2012
|Here's the front bodice panel. Two darts and you're done. Timber could make this dress.|
|DON'T BREATHE! This was right before I taped all the pieces down to trace the modified bodice.|
|gettin' ready to catch stuff, Huck Finn style.|
|She looks happy because she got a lot of Easter candy.|
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
|Yep, I made her take to the field in heels. Nice sister, eh?|
|So you can't see the skirt fluff out too much because she didn't want itchy legs. Can't blame her. However, I think this pose was used for Jenn's 8th grade graduation shots, too. Any word on that?|
|The parts shown in red are parts that I "removed" by folding the pattern over itself before I cut the fabric. And isn't my drawing awesome and totally to scale? I thought so. :)|
So this is the dress I finished Thursday night, then I started working on the next one which was ALSO long overdue...
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
We went to Mexico in February, and that seems more impressive than finishing up a skirt (hemming it, really) and making a bed pocket.
Wedding dresses and other lifetime goals! I'm still mega proud of the dresses I made for Michelle and myself for Clara's wedding, and I can't wait until the return of romper weather. It should be a good time for all.
A Colette Patterns-heavy month, if I do say so myself.
You guys haven't seen this shirt, but it is all around bad news. Susan is so embarrassed to be seen in it! I'm starting to think the buttons are cursed (they were used on my doomed Sencha blouse, too) since everything they touch turns to awful. Hrm.
Jenn didn't give me a picture of her in her houndstooth wiggle dress. I'll remember that. My atmosphere bag is pretty fun, though!
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
|Disregard my rumples--I just got off work.|
|Yeah! You don't know what part of the dress this is! It is like one of those pictures that you keep zooming out of until you figure out that it was a super-close-up of an old milkshake.|
|It's not a tumor.|
|Without the protective sweater; with the protective dog.|
Since Michelle normally negotiates for clothes all year long, I decided that I wasn't going to make her a dress or pantsuit or day-glo pantaloons. She had recently purchased a laptop, meaning she could once more go out and about and compute. "Excellent!," I thought, "I'll make a super-cute bag to lure her to coffee shops and parks and discotheques! Maybe she could even bring Olive along!"
Then this seemingly innocuous laptop bag ate up the better part of November's craft time. I was following a How Joyful tutorial re-blogged by Craft: from Sew, Mama, Sew! I read through it a time or two with the diligence of a room full of Labrador puppies and figured I'd be good to go. It's a bag. Come on. Yeah. There were some...kinks to be worked out, especially with the amount of batting to be sewn into the handles and the final cut size of the foam padding that is built into the pockets and I'd rather not recall the bear that was turning the entire bag right-side-out through a two-inch opening. It became a huge trial because that cursed bag got in my head! Maybe it was me, I don't know, but I felt like there were parts when I should have just abandoned the instructions and followed my gut. I stalled and stalled and cursed and broke ~ five needles (those handles were death on my needles!) and finally wrapped it up with cattish finality on December 1st. By that point it was all I could do to trim the loose threads. I have enough extra foam and batting to give a go at another laptop bag (or something else with foam and batting), so we'll see how mouthy and irritable I am after that.
|Never buy fat quarters unless you want to make quilts or really awesome laptop bag pockets!|
|Technophobic dog says, "Get that laptop away from me!"|