general adventures in craftiness

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Knitting and Sewing

I spent the weekend working a bit on the relief sweater sleeves and buying more fabric for yet another Built by Wendy top. I also bought a Simplicity 3833 retro pattern for a simple shift dress. I'd probably make the sleeveless version. The Amy Butler fabric is for the cute top with the elasticized neck and sleeves. The raindrop fabric is from the Follow Your Imagination line of Prints Charming fabrics for Free Spirit. I think I'd use this fabric for the dress, though I want a contrasting fabric for the bodice, like on the cover of the pattern.

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Sunday, February 04, 2007

Weekend Update

The washer and dryer were finally hooked back up this past week and I was able to felt my Brooklyn Cap. I ran it through one hot wash cycle and then threw it in the dryer for about 20 minutes to get it to fit my head. I also got a lot done on the Alexi sleeves while catching up on bad TV at I started working on my long sleeve shirt project for construction class too. I got the fronts and back sewn together and used flat-felled seams for the sides. I sewed the collar to the neckband, but still need to attach that to the neck. I'll save that for class on Tuesday.

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