Friday, May 29, 2015
Another project I saw at Purl Soho was these gorgeous quilted pouches. I have been needing some so this was a great purposeful project and surprisingly easy to sew. I love the fresh summer colors of the Robert Kaufman fabric and the diagonal quilting. The quilting is done at a 60 degree angle. I set to making these up yesterday and am so happy with the way they turned out.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
I used leftover sock yarn and right at the end had to finish with a slightly different red sock yarn. It all worked out.
Pattern by Caroline Hegwer.
Here is a link to the pattern
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
I love having a hand stitch project to work on a little at a time here.
Rebecca Ringquist makes really fun samplers and it's a great place to practice your embroidery stitches. I think this is my fourth one from her line. The next one I am going to start is a paisley design. I have my eye on the color wheel as well.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Monday, May 18, 2015
I recently made this linen slip dress in a beautiful mid weight cream colored linen. The pattern is actually a slip from April Rhodes and comes with two dress patterns. You can find it here. To be honest I misplaced my directions and had to sew this up without which in my case worked out fine since it was pretty simple and with sewing experience and a few measurements worked out fine. I look forward to trying the date night pattern as well as making up more of these simple slips. I remember this style was very popular in the 1990's and I don't think it really ever goes out. It's a nice easy piece to put on and wear out. I often buy my linen from here.
Monday, May 11, 2015
I found a pattern that I've made a few times before and though she has outgrown the sizing chart I decided to make one. It is the Simple Servant Frock from Sugar City Journal which was one of my favorites 'back in the day' ha ha! I feel like so much has changed since then.
I wanted to sew something for her which I don't do nearly as much as I used to. This a nice pattern and it makes the person wearing it shine and I think that in itself is really beautiful.
Monday, May 4, 2015
I finished knitting this poncho over the weekend that I started in March. It is one long stockinette stitch rectangle which is then sewn so it can be worn over the head. It drapes beautifully. I must say it was very tedious to knit. In the end though this is beautiful and elegant when finished and worn. It would look nice paired with slim pants or a pencil skirt. I bought 5 skeins of this inky blue color but, only used four and the tiny flecks remind me of the starry sky. I've always loved that time of day on a summers night when it switches to this color briefly before complete darkness.
Pattern: Easy Folded Poncho by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas
Wool: Rowan Felted Tweed DK in Seafarer