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11  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Vintage inspired floral print spring dress on: May 08, 2010 12:47:59 AM
Oh, I LOVE this dress, it looks beautiful on you and the fabric you chose is gorgeous!
12  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: Vintage inspired lime green/ivory and a hint of pink on: May 08, 2010 12:43:07 AM
Beautiful dress, great job!!
13  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: First Ever Circle Skirt! ~Pic Heavy~ on: May 08, 2010 12:41:37 AM
It's gorgeous, love the fabric you chose and it looks great on you!
14  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Scandinavia Quilt on: April 07, 2010 11:22:47 PM
Thank you all!
Yep, thankfully my dad loved it  Smiley
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Your machine is a beauty
Thanks, it's my grandmother's grandmothers from the 1930's! I love sewing with it  Smiley
15  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: First dress and first time making a pattern on: April 07, 2010 11:21:00 PM
Thank you all! It's really not that difficult, the book describes it all really well!
16  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / First dress and first time making a pattern on: April 07, 2010 01:26:17 AM
I recently bought Cal Patch's book 'Design-it-yourself clothes. Patternmaking simplified' and I was dying to try it out and make clothing from scratch  Smiley.
Drafting the pattern wasn't as easy as it looked and it took a few tries to get it right but now I'm quite happy with the result. Here's my first project, a simple dress:

The fabric is a super nice light blue poplin. It was all sewn on my vintage treadle sewing machine (except for the buttonholes and inside seam finish).
I screwed up a little on the sleeves and the neckline and I hope with my next project it will turn out better!


Here's the finished pattern:

I have a longer post on my blog about is as well: http://tidytipsy.wordpress.com/2010/03/15/dressmaking-my-first-dress/
I can really recommend the book, I loved learning to make patterns and it teaches you to make a lot of variations as well!

Thanks for looking!
Kristina
17  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Scandinavia Quilt on: April 07, 2010 01:15:55 AM
I wanted to show off the quilt I made my dad for his birthday  Grin . I love bright patchwork but I know he likes a simpler, more elegant and scandinavian look, so here's what I came up with:

It's a pinstriped red linen blend on one side and a navy cotton on the other. I handquilted it with embroidery floss in cream and red.


except for the binding, which is sewn on by machine on one side it's entirely handsewn and since I was short on time I completed it in only 2 and a half days  Shocked. Never want to do that again though  Wink.


I have a little more detailed post about it on my blog: http://tidytipsy.wordpress.com/2010/04/06/scandinavia-quilt/

Thanks for looking  Smiley
Kristina
18  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Mother & Baby Gorilla Colored Pencil Drawing on: April 07, 2010 01:06:25 AM
Oooh, this is just beautiful work, I love it! It turned out perfect, great job!!
19  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Refurbished Family Heirloom for Our Wee Princess on: April 07, 2010 01:00:31 AM
Ooh, I love what you did with it, the colour is gorgeous and the lemon pillow is adorable! As is your daughter of course!!
20  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: HUGE Mumu to cute summer dress! on: April 07, 2010 12:57:15 AM
Wow, it's beautiful and looks so great on you, you did a fantastic job!!
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