Christmas and New Years have come and gone, and with them a *very* small lineup of handmade gifts and items for myself. For the first time in a while, Handmade Christmas was a bit sparse. Between closing on the house and trying to move from my home of 25 years, starting a new job, and … Continue reading Baby Got Back (Problems)
I've had Butterick 5951 in my "Ooo! I want this!" pattern pile for a little while now. Last weekend, I finally pulled it out of the envelope, pulled some fabric out of my stash, and got to work. I cut the bodice of View A and the skirt of View C and have been sewing … Continue reading Sometimes, You Fail
And here we are, at long last, at the final con report for Dragon*Con 2010. Honestly, at this point my main goal was just to finish this up before the new year hit. I think I would've cried if I were still writing these in January. I've wanted to write about all sorts of other stuff … Continue reading Dragon*Con 2010 Con Report #5 – Monday
As I've mentioned recently the majority of projects on my current to-do list are dresses. Again, not something I usually have much call to wear but an item of clothing I like to make none-the-less. I've already shown you a picture of the cherry blossom dress. I've also recently completed (except for the hem, which … Continue reading Oh, what a…lovely…dress.
While looking over a couple of the older posts I realized that I had made a promise and didn't follow through on it. At the end of the first Costume Con post I promised to write about the Simplicity Single Pattern Contest. Then I didn't. Sorry about that. I suppose I just got carried away. … Continue reading Oops!
So, work on the pants came to an untimely halt the other night. I needed to take them in quite a bit. The top of the pattern ended up coming out nice in the initial construction, but the legs were far too big for my frame. I took the pants over to the church the … Continue reading Frustration!
After writing the last post, I went downstairs to take stock of the fabric I had and what the patterns required. My heart sank when I realized that I didn't have enough of the black and white plaid to make the Butterick pattern.Not to fear. I had a simple black cotton with tiny pin-prick polka … Continue reading Change in plans