general adventures in craftiness

Monday, December 17, 2007

It Is a Hat!

The pattern below was for a fez. A friend that collects fezzes asked if I would make one with the Joel Dewberry woodgrain fabric. I had plenty leftover in my fabric stash, so why not? The top is actually a solid brown fabric and the inside is lined with green felt. I actually had to cut the body of the pattern into three sections, so the woodgrain was vertical all around. My stitching is a little wonky on the bias trim at the bottom edge because it wasn't very wide, but I still think it looks fine.

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Friday, September 21, 2007

Woodgrain Skirt

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Crafty Progress

I finished the front of the vest last night and pinned it for blocking. I'll start seaming as soon as it's dry and start on the armhole and neckline ribbing at a craft night I'm attending later this week. I feel like this project has been going on forever and I've even been working on it regularly! Maybe it's because I don't have any other simultaneous projects going on, so I feel like it should have been done faster. Whatever the case, it looks like it will be finished sometime during the upcoming weekend.

A couple of weeks ago I bought some Joel Dewberry woodgrain fabric in chocolate, but couldn't figure out what I wanted to make with it. A lightweight coat or blouse? I decided on a low-waist straight skirt. I traced my original skirt block and took three inches off the top of the waist, added one inch to the hem, and added a kick pleat to the back to come up with a low-waist skirt pattern.

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