I had this beautiful merino wool (color doesn't come out in the pics, but it's Sapphire Gems in Teal) for about a year and a half and couldn't find the perfect project. Then I saw a gorgeous cable pattern in "Inventive Cable Knits" by Fiona Ellis, and it was love at first sight! Here's the whole scarf blocking, sorry you can't really see the detail:
Adorn Magazine was offering the pattern for free, so I thought, "Why not?"
It's got plenty of mistakes, but for a first dress I'm pretty damn proud. It fits well except for the armholes, but I think they'd fit perfectly over a turtleneck sweater instead of a thin shirt. It's a nice dark charcoal wool I got at 40% off, and I finished it just in time to wear to the movies tonight! There are big pockets that are pretty hard to see - if you want to see it made properly, check out nushybum's.
There were four kinds of tea, Lemon Verbena from her garden, all kinds of stickers and cutouts, a cross stitch, green tea soap, a knitted facecloth with a teapot on it, and a stained-glass teacup. I can't believe how much you made, Tygir! THANK YOU!!!!!
Not sure how well you can see it in this picture, but our colors were ivory and brown and deep red:
Just be careful about mixing ivory and white - when we went to rent tuxes, we were thinking white shirts, but the salesperson said if I wore my ivory dress next to them it would just make my dress look dirty. So ivory shirts it was!
I was watching "Uncommon Threads" on Monday, they were making a log cabin apron. I thought it was great, except it didn't have any pockets! So I thought about it, went to the fabric store that afternoon, and then got snowed in since Tuesday, and here's the result!
The fabrics I scrounged together in the remnants section:
The finished apron:
Inside of the pockets:
I was learning as I went along, but I'm very happy with the (slightly crooked) results! I think it's going to end up being a gift for someone.