Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A fun gift!

A friend recently gave me a mini cross stitch card as a gift. She brought it back from her visit to see her family in the UK.
It's only 3inches by 3 inches. I can't wait to whip this one up and display it in my living room!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Another dress!

This is my second dress.

It is the same print (the fabric) but different color as the other one. And the top is a different style.

Unfortunately I do not have a zipper long enough for it yet to complete it. But I think I did a better job on this one because I lined up the seems better on it.

Now all I need is a cute pair of sandals to go with them.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

A visit to another world...

I've been busy with a big project so I haven't posted in a while. But it was worth it!

I have been sewing a dress!
Sorry no cross stitch this time, but it does involve a needle and thread.

I bought a butt load of fabric a couple of years ago for $1 a yard (how can you pass that up?!?).
I bought 4 yards of the green and 4 yards of the same design in pink. I'm currently working on the same dress but in a different variation with the pink fabric.
It's a McCall's pattern that I bought two years ago and forgot that I have all this stuff. I was bored and finally made it!
I was so happy with how it turned out that another is in the works.

It is a little tight in the ribcage area, but unfortunately I'm skin and bones there so I can't lose the weight there. But it's not too uncomfortable. And I need to adjust the straps so the chest area fits a little more snug.

In the back is a zipper and the top part ties. My hubby wasn't home to help with the photos so I can't get a pic of the back. :(
But after this project I feel more confident with my sewing skills to make more clothes.