Thursday, 18 December 2008

Project 7 - Hat - Update

Well, I made the flower to go on it but didn't like the look of it so I've not added it. Really happy with the hat as a whole though - the way it *almost* lines up round the edge and the middle is very nearly a point

I enjoyed making it - it was very easy, pretty quick and looks really smart

Project Number 7 - A Hat

Just a quickie - to improve my pattern following skills I thought I'd throw a hat together from this pattern:

It's the bottom right one. I cut it out on Sunday night using leftover tartan fabric and some blue fabric that used to hang on the back of my glass bedroom door at uni to line it.

Put everything together last night and hoping to finish it tonight. Really struggled with understanding the instructions on the pattern, but took my time, thought it through and applied logic so hopefully it'll all be alright in the end.

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Project Number 6 - Practice skirt complete

Right, after a frustrating week at work of getting home at bed time, exhausted, the weekend has come around and the sewing room has been cleaned and tidied (it's also my gardening room)

Bought some cheap fabric to knock up a test dress with. Think I'm going to try and make this using a few more pieces than I've done before - definitely a different top to the skirt and I'm going to try to do a funky neckline (ie not straight)

Very very excited, so here's the fabric...

and here's the skirt

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