general adventures in craftiness

Monday, July 30, 2007


I finished the ruffled sundress this past weekend, but had to make quite a few alterations to it, so I didn't post a picture of it right away. I'm not sure if it's because of the dress' shapelessness or the fact that I spent a day or so doing alterations, but whatever the case, I don't know how I feel about this garment. First of all, this dress was way big. I had to take in several inches on all the front and back pieces. Then I also shortened the ruffle. I really like the fabric, but I don't know if that's enough to make me keep the dress. Hmmm...

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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

This and That

I finally was able to cut out my fabric for the gingham sundress. After seeing this dress by local designer Elizabeth Dye, I was more inspired to make view B of the dress instead of the halter style. Over the weekend, I also finished the front of the sweater with the lacy yoke. Once the back and the sleeves are done, then the yoke is knit in the round, combining all the pieces. I'm about halfway through the back, so here's hoping all that stockinette stitch knits up quickly!

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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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