Congratulations Pinkleo! It's a great afghan!
Oh Patty_O, I'm impressed you didn't yell. I don't think I'd have been able to contain myself
Great cake too - I'd love to try it but I don't think a GF batter would hold up to rolling!
Maman, that's such a nice idea! And your pony is great
Freakie, the shirt is really cute! If you wanted to you could always put in a decorative lace panel or beaded panel if you're uncomfortable with the neckline.
Eiseldora, that shawl is really nice! I'm sure your MIL really appreciates it.
OK I'm antibiotic number 2 so who knows when I'm going to be healthy enough to take nice pictures with my pretty locket horcrux, so I'm going to take pictures of it laying flat instead so I can become a member of the order!
Challenge: Tom Riddle's Diary
Name: Deconstructed/Reconstructed Vintage Apron
I did a picture diary of taking apart a vintage apron to use it as a pattern, and then remade it as a present! I actually made two, one for my Mom and one for my sister, though that's really here nor there!
I found a really great vintage apron at the thrift store a few years ago, and luckily it fit me! It was such a neat concept (a bib that flipped over your head and buttoned to the skirt in back) that I knew I would take it apart to make a pattern, especially since the original fabric was really worn, faded, and a rather ugly colour. I finally decided to do it about a month ago (yes, it's been waiting that long both to get done, and then to get posted).
I then labelled seams with permanent marker, and started to seam rip, also taking off the bias tape wherever it interfered with deconstruction. It was applied around all the edges over the raw edge as well as over the pocket tops.
Laying out the pieces on the new fabric, with marked darts, etc.
Sewn darts and hemmed and topped pockets.
Pockets sewn to skirt pieces.
Skirt pieces sewn in place to bodice.
Annnnd I forgot pictures of the last two steps - attaching the facing to the front neck and sewing the back to the shoulders. But here's the finished piece!
It's a little tight around the middle for my mom (it finishes as a 26" waist) so she's just adding a little loop to attach one side of the skirt to the button. It fits my sister nearly perfectly though, although slightly long because she's short.
Challenge: Salazaar Slytherin's Locket
Name: Evelyn's Scarf
I went back to work recently after my year of maternity leave, and I wanted to make something for my new office job that also wove in all my happy thoughts and memories of taking care of my daughter. I knit this scarf during our last weeks home together, while she was napping, and while I watched her learn to run and while we read stories. It's everything a locket embodies for me: a memory of a loved one to wear close to the heart.