I had a lovely birthday, thank for all the well wishes!
There were ten entries for the patterns and the winner is... Natasha from South Africa! Natasha, email me at mollysewsblog@gmail [dot]com with your mailing address!
Friday, February 22, 2013
Here is February's slightly late giveaway, but just in time for my birthday tomorrow! In honor of the illustrious day of my birth, I present to you:
Butterick 2137, a 1960's pencil dress with sleeve and collar variations in a 36 bust!
McCalls 3240, a 70s pattern for a yoked tunic/dress with or without giant ruffle and crisscross ties! (36 bust)
McCalls 4085, a 70s A-line dress for a maxi or mini. Mmm, just look at that mini with a slit! So fun cause you get to wear tiny shorts under it (wat?). Lady in blue looks like she stepped of the set of Star Trek. 34 bust.
|Image from here, and there's more!|
Thursday, February 21, 2013
My five week pottery class learning to use the wheel is now over. I plan on taking the 10 week beginner class in the spring, which starts after the wedding. Then I will have the free time to go in outside of class and practice.
I took ceramics my senior year of high school and loved it and again my senior year of college. Those classes were all hand-building projects and I have never before tried to use the wheel. I made a variety of hideous and misshapen items to share with y'all!
|Mine, Andrew's, Luke's|
Our last project was to handbuild trays to use up the rest of our clay. However, "trays" was a project in my college ceramics class and I have five, I repeat five, useless trays around the house. I might post about them, just you you don't think I am horrible at clay.
Point being, I made coasters instead because I didn't have much clay left. I used a roller to give it a "wood" texture. I thought the glaze combination was going to be different and they ended up looking like tiny Earths. That's cool.
PS, you can see my wedding skirt and a bunch of wedding loot in the background!
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
So, I finally worked out my skirt issues (more on that tomorrow) and could finally buy my underlining fabric! Yay! So, I fought afternoon traffic to go to Fishman's and bought 4 yards of white china silk lining to line the dress.
|Close-up with scalloped edges.|
|From a distance|
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
I wasted half of today making two more attempts at this skirt and I am getting really angry. It looks shitty and nothing like the picture on the envelope. It doesn't hang right and looks so weird.
Here is version 2:
Here is version 3:
And on that note, I refrained from smashing something on the floor, left my heaps of fabric everywhere and left the room. Version 3 can suck it too.
I think I'm about done with my "vision" and need to make some other type of skirt. Something simple. At least the bodice looks good.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
I realized I never posted the fabric I ended up choosing. It was the silk dupioni in the Spring Green color. That was the darkest of the choices, but its still quite pale. This is the photo that best shows the color and texture of the fabric:
I lined it with Bemberg rayon in "nude, " which should blend in with their skin if it shows at all. There were no green linings that were even close to the main fabric, so I went neutral.
So far so good, and I'm finally making progress despite working 6 days a week!