Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Don't Blink

This one is for all you Whovians out there.

I love the way her hair turned out...it has a great texture.

The text is nice and simple. I just used my own writing...like a quick note when you can't look away....

Friday, November 18, 2011

Black and Blue

....and Godets too :)  I don't remember which pattern this one started as, but I will try to find it. It was supposed to be a dress. But like that last dress I started, it was just too much print. So i just added a waistline and made it a skirt.

This was also my first time with godets. I love them. It gives such a nice fullness. You can kind of see them here. With this print, it is not easy to spot.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Cherry Denim

Denim with teeny embroidered cherries on them that is. This skirt is perfect for work. The length is work worthy...meaning I can move around without flashing any unsuspecting victims. Although, it is only good because I extended it from the original length. I used some grosgrain ribbon on the border of the 2 denims. I did not have enough of the cherry left, so I used some plain stuff I had lying around. It worked.

Closer up on the ribbon border...

And you can see the pockets here....very useful at work.

This is the pattern I used, Vogue 1247...

Saturday, November 12, 2011


Love Marimekko. I was not so sure about this print as a skirt at first. Horizontal stripes...never good at a larger size. Well, almost. I think this one works because while the strips are horizontal, they are askew and different tones.

This is the fabric itself:

And this is the skirt I made with it:

And the pattern...Burda 8090:

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Watercolor Skirt

I love this print. It looks like a watercolor painting of flowers. It is getting a little chilly and wintery to wear it much longer. But I did manage to sneak in one more wearing yesterday when it was a tad warmer out.

The fit is pretty good, although it will be better with the loss of a couple more pounds :P The top band is a tad taller than I envisioned. This one was made without a pattern, so it is more like a trial run that wound up wearable. Gotta love those!

It doesn't fit so well on the dress form. If I pull it down further to fit her like it does me, it just looks odd...odder anyway. But you get the idea.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Drawing Room Skirt

Drawing Room...that's the name of this fabric by Ann Marie Horner...not where you wear the skirt. Although, I suppose you could. Personally, I wear it to work :)

Please excuse the fit of the skirt on the dress form. I can't seem to get the hip area smooth...and smaller. Something went sproing and no longer twists. Bummer.

In case you are wondering, I used the New look 6030 pattern, minus any pockets and belt loops. I never wear belts. They only accent the width...yick :P