Well folks, the summer is over and so is my vacation and my slow down, things are now moving apace! Since I last posted, I have finished a few aprons, a pair of pants, and a tunic. I made out like a bandit at the McCalls $.99 out of print clearance sale. I bought about 15 patterns, some for me and some for my niece and some for aprons to make for sale.
I also cut out a number of items which I am going to start sewing this week. I started designing for WM Bridal, the new line I am going to add to my Etsy shop. I registered for 2 craft shows this November at the Ottawa RA Centre in the Clark Room on November 16th and 30th.
Here are the aprons I have made so far.
This is what it was supposed to look like, (far right with the scalloped edge)
Now, as you can see, what I created is completely difference from what it is supposed to look like. This is because the scalloped edge came out looking horrible! So after cutting off the scalloped bit, I didn’t have a very big piece left so I took the accent green and created a gathered skirt-like piece with patches from the main fabric. The carrot patch is a secret pocket.
The other two when MUCH better!
This one is cute, I used some sheer lacy fabric for the flounce and the ties at the back. and I am pretty happy with the results. I can see trying the other versions on this pattern.
This one is my favourite! It is hard to see in the picture, but the fabric is little owls, with red linen accents. The pattern is a retro one either from Vogue or Butterick, I can’t remember, (I will add the info later when I find the pattern).
Those are the projects I have actually completed in the last month or so. Here is what I have cut out that I am going to start sewing this week!
A Jumper, skirt and blouse for me. A t-shirt and blouse for my niece, and three aprons for upcoming craft shows! That should keep my Jenome working overtime for a while. I also ordered Simplicity 4940 for a Halloween costume for myself,
I can’t decide between the Arwen dress and the Eowyn dress.
Now for the Jewelry items. I haven’t been as busy with this as with the sewing.
I have started developing some items for what I am calling WM Bridal. I started working with some sterling silver and fine crystal for some items, but also with silver plate and glass for bridal on a budget. My own bridal set was silver plate and crystal.
Here is what I have come up with so far. I would love some feedback, items that you like, and things that maybe could be better, or things you would like to see.
I also did a really neat up-cycled necklace out of different chains that I got from my Uncle whose father had owned a jewelry store, combined with beads that I salvaged from some old costume jewelry my Aunt gave me from her theatre group that wasn’t being used.
I really like the effect!
Well, I think that might be it for now. I have lots of work to do this fall. I can’t wait!