general adventures in craftiness

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Melissa Shrugged

I finished the armhole edging and seaming of the shrug last night. I think the sleeve length is perfect and I like the shaping in the front. It actually turned out much better than I thought it would, but I still I don't know if I'll ever really wear it. I'll try to find something to pair it with in my closet!

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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Halfway There

I have been working steadily on the ribbed shrug and have completely ignored starting the gingham halter sundress for now. The shrug is coming along nicely and I really like the subtle shaping. I should be able to get this finished sometime this weekend. I also started classes this week: fashion sketching and patternmaking 2, which accounts for the lack of posts. In fashion sketching, we learned how to draw a fashion croquis (French for sketch) and in patternmaking we are drafting personal fit slopers, starting with a bodice. Fun stuff!

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Sunday, July 08, 2007

More Projects

I started some new projects this weekend. I have a good chunk of GGH Cascade that I scored from a craft swap in this deep rusty red color. It's basically polyester, and I couldn't think of what I would possibly make that I would want to wear. I searched through some old issues of Rebecca and finally decided to make this ribbed shrug, from the cover of the latest issue. I'm not really a shrug person, but this might be something I could wear during the summer. The fabric is knitting up nicely and doesn't feel as scratchy as I thought it would.

I also headed up to the Fabric Depot for their 40% off fabric sale and got this great pima cotton gingham for yet another sundress. I'm still trying to decide between the halter and the regular sleeveless view. I'm thinking the halter with the ruffle might be cute.

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