Monday, 16 January 2012

Making Monday - Ooo a dress!

I've got back together with my sewing machine. We had a date yesterday morning, and the result is this:
I made a dress! Look! A whole dress! Made by me! Isn't that awesome?!

Ok, so I followed this tutorial to turn an old vest top and a piece of fabric into the dress. Now you've seen the tutorial, its quite easy right?!

The lady in the blog says it took her 30 minutes to make. If I hadn't kept snapping the thread whilst trying to make the ruffle, I think it would have taken me the same. It took me an hour because I had to keep unpicking and trying to sew again. Three times I tried to make the ruffle! In the end I left some of it ruffled and just sort of folded the rest of the fabric into pleats!

(Any tips on making ruffles so I don't keep snapping the thread?!)

So yes, I'm back in love with my sewing machine, and I'm hoping we'll have lots more adventures together soon!


PS: I have a new knitting pattern available! Its called the Simple KidSilk Haze Fingerless Mittens and is available from Ravelry and Hobby Buddies at the low, low price of £1.25 :)

Tuesday, 3 January 2012


I have been crafting, I promise! Its just the light in my new place isn't brilliant for pictures, I need to purchase a couple more lamps! But I did have a photoshoot on Saturday, and thought you might be interested in this shot:

Look at me with the sheep! And modelling my B-Side Cardigan, a shawl who's name I forgot but I know its from the Intentions Yarn "Courage" and I think they are my BFF socks.

Anyways, if you'd like to see some more pictures from the shoot (including my Kate Middleton look!) they can be found on Thom Gregory's flickr stream, or his Facebook page.


PS: I wish everyone health, happiness, love, fun and adventures for 2012!


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