Another One Bites the Dust!
Well ladies & gents: My grand daughters robe is 90% complete. I only have the cuffs to add, the belt to sew and turn and the hem to sew. Then, I have to make the “lips” bag that goes to it. I also started knitting a rib pattern purse out of that super bulky yarn I couldn’t cable with. (giggle)
Tonight I will finish her robe, look for material for the bag and start preparing her Halloween costume fabric for cutting. Tomorrow is “no sew” night.
What’s up with you guys, what you doing?
Rodezzy, Fiber Artist
You're doing well! Look in the thrift shops for a cable sweater to cut up & make the bag - might save you time for now (until you have time to get good on your cables - practice, practice, practice) :)
The cable knitting brings back interesting memories. When my niece was small I was always knitting up little cute sweaters etc. The only girl in the entire family, she always looked like a princess. Then I moved on to cables! Long story short, she outgrew the sweater before I had it finished! Have to work on that.
That's funny. I want this book that has a cabled dress in it and it is smashing. And there's a sweater I copied to a post about cables that is awesome that I want to make, but you scare me. I'm already 50++ish. Would I be able to finish it before I was too old to wear it? (giggle - ha ha)
Funny indeed! A few years ago I tried a tunic length sweater with what I thought were figure enlongating cables. ;) ;) ;) What I did notice on my (59) year old body is that the cables seem to shout "Look at Me" over the chest and hips! My cables were too lumpy, yarn too thick, body too thick! I would love to see someone wearing a dress of cables! Sooooo jealous here!
Stop it, my sides are hurting ha ha whew! Maybe I better not make that dress for me. Better yet, for my oldest grand daughter who has my old shape. (giggle) Great for a hottie dress like that. It's very figure fitting. Oh well. Starting knitting too late in life. But I can knit all the coats and ponchos I want. Hides a multitude of hips.
Right now, I've finished the Curious George and banana costumes for the grandchildren. I have to cut and sew the yellow hat. Then I can mail them to Phoenix. I'm in the middle of costumes for the World Invitational Jousting Tournament that is in a week. Then on to my son's Holloween costume. Fortunately, the bridal shop has slowed down.
Whew, and I thought I was kicking butt. You guys make me want to get down with the get down. I've got to shore up my sewing skills just to post some pics around here (smile). I'm learning a lot here and the juices are flowing.
Edited 10/19/2007 11:18 am ET by rodezzy
I sew historical clothing as a business and the bridal shop alterations is my other job. So I not only sew for fun, I also sew for profit. Otherwise, we'd be in the poor house. Historical clothing is not cheap to make!
well i think my october chalange is going down the drain!
could'nt find anything buyable at the one good fabric store around here.
and as much as i would like too i don't have time or energy to go to Tel Aviv (hour drive by bus) and walk up and down the fabric street. so....
good luck with all your sewing!!
You've got a lot on your plate. You're expecting a baby very soon, right? So take it easy. Don't let us rush you.
update on the hat. It's finished. Now all I have to do is find a box big enough for it and get them mailed.
How do you get so much done?
I have a blouse that started life as a muslin and is definitely wearable. It has been ready to go into a dye pot for a week (hopefully tonight). After it is dyed it needs a few seams finished, hems and buttons and might get some embellishment.
I also have a princess line dress in progress. I have pinned the adjustments that should fine tune the bustline fit. I also need to decide if this dress will have a moderate scoped neckline or a square neckline. This dress is pretty fast to sew.
My work really gets into costumes on Halloween. I am thinking about a 1880s dress that doesn't require a hoop skirt or a bustle or a 1910-20s outfit.
I am not sure how much I will get done tomorrow as it is my spinning guild's monthly Spinning Saturday. Sunday after church I plan to weave on my DSIL and DN's chenille shawls.
Joanne - so many ideas, so much fiber, so little time
First of all, I am not doing anything as detailed as you are, and I don't make blouses and such. Whew! I'm tired just thinking of a blouse - set in sleeves, adjustments AAAAAAAAAAAAaah! And a dress, you're scaring me!!!! Now I know it's halloween!
I choose easy to make, unfussy patterns and projects because I don't have the sewing patience to do all that. In my words "Life is short, and I want it now". Quite frankly I do a lot because I'm lazy about doing a lot of detailed work in sewing. Sometimes, I take on a challenge, but it is usually something for the kids. I'm always trying to find the fastest, easiest way to do something. I have a short attention span and if it takes too long it may never get done. That's why I've drifted away from quilting. I like piecing, hate hand quilting the sandwich. Too much work. I'll put fleece on the back of quilt in a heart beat. Justification? It's warmer and I didn't have to do that much quilting.
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