Thursday, May 28, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
(back pocket detail, border by Farbenmix)
The Ottobre instructions include a how-to on giving the finished jeans an "ageing" wash. I'm not sure whether I'll do that. If I do, I'll post more pictures!
DD has grown out of her pretty sun hats and had to resort to wearing her brother's old basecaps. So when I stumbled upon hat pattern no. 142 in the April Burda issue, I gave it a try. I made size 50 according to DDs head circumference and it fits very well.
The fabric is a heavy cotton with color blocking from Ikea a few years ago, and some remnants of the bird quilting fabric from my tote bag. The hat has a bucket shape that can be worn with the brim turned up or down, and is fully reversible. Three pattern parts, fast and easy. Highly recommended!
Which digital camera do you use for your pictures? I have a Casio that I'm very dissatisfied with (re the picture quality/clarity and flash exposure). I need a point-and-shoot model, and I'm more willing to compromise on ease of use than on picture quality. I found a few positive reviews on the Canon powershot series. Anyone have one of those?
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Clockwise from upper left:
- Cream cotton eyelet
- Olive wool knit (wrong season, but I hardly ever find wool knit, and this is my color!) with print knit (probably rayon) on top
- Pink cotton with tiny white dots, brown cotton with small pink dots, pink rayon knit, striped cotton knit and Kitty appliqué (all of this for DD, obviously, who was adamant about having no less than these fabrics!)
- Blue denim
Also, light green grosgrain ribbon and striped ribbon to go with the denim, probably. The light green is for my Chanel-style jacket. It's the right color; now I'm just worried it might look boring. I also saw what I think from Lindsay's and Katherine's descriptions must be Petersham ribbon, but not in the right colors (the vendor, being Dutch, also didn't know the German word for it!).
Last, The Very Hungry Caterpillar fabric panel. I have a first birthday party coming up, and will make something from (part of) it. A pillow? Or a wall hanging with pockets?
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009
I am very pleased that the thread is virtually undetectable on the fashion fabric: