Monday, January 23, 2012

Kate's Dress

I'm making my friend Kate a dress, an 1810s dress.  We found this beautiful fabric and since I didn't have work on Saturday because it looked like this outside...

I spent the day working on it.  It is so nice getting a large chunk of time to devote to a single project, you can always make such progress.  I did a bit of Frankenstein work on the pattern, since Kate liked the top of one pattern but wanted it with the short, puffed sleeves or the other pattern.  So, this is the resulting bodice.

And here is the entire dress.  I think it turned out really nicely, and the color for the sash is perfect.

There is also fabric to make a brown spencer jacket, which uses the long sleeves that are supposed to be on this dress combined with an adjusted pattern for the other dress bodice with a lot of tweeks.  You'll be seeing that project later.

What do you like to work on when you find yourself with extra time?

Monday, January 9, 2012

A new camera means a new camera case

This Christmas I was lucky enough to get a new digital camera.  It has been great so far (and took these wonderful pictures).  Since its shape is a little different than my last digital camera, I needed a new case.

In an attempt to make one that would protect the screen and be compact enough for carrying in my purse, I decided to do a simple felt case.  I couldn't make it too simple, however.  It had to have a little pop!

So it got its own little camera.  Not too bad for free handing (well, free cutting) it.

Have you made anything to complement a holiday gift?

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Oh my!!

I can't believe I haven't blogged since October 24th!!!  Well, maybe I can, it's been a busy end of the year.  After the major Halloween snowstorm we had here in New England, life just got crazier.  But, my New Years goal (I like goals rather than resolutions, they feel less daunting)...Be A Better Blogger!  I've got some fun posts planned already, so, if I haven't lost you yet, keep checking in...(I hope to keep with my early week posts).

Happy New Year!