Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Its that time of the season...

Oh! winter is nearly melting into Spring! Yippeee! Over the last few months sewing for myself has become a long forgotten affair... but I have managed to sew up some UFO's that have been languishing in the corner. One summer ruffle top and a ruffle skirt too.

The bib and ruffles in the top are of my own design but the basic pattern is from Built by Wendy 3835 view C, I love that pattern.

The skirt is also from a Built by Wendy basic pattern from the Sew U book. The inspiration for the ruffles came from a skirt on the beloved Anthropologie site. I used a digital print fabric for the skirt and it turned out very yum.

I still have to sew up so many clothes that I have cut out, including my graduation dress... but more on that later, I still have to finish my 18th gown with more ruffles (I think ruffles are catching) ... phew someone pass the chocolate, he he.


Sunday, August 23, 2009

Mad lady milliners

I have started millinery (hat making) recently too and I LOVE it. Our tutor Amy Jansen-Leen (far left in picture) is so much fun and I am learning so much. The start of our class was an inspiring visit to her studio and then for tea at Martha's Pantry.

This Thursday is the hand in for all of our three hats, one felt, one straw and one make do and mend. After we hand in our journals we head off for our Glamour for You photo shoot to document our wonderful hats in a lady like fashion, what fun!

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