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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / two dresses on: May 16, 2008 05:06:30 PM
I recently made two new dresses. I'm sorry for the lack of pictures.
The first one I made for my birthday. I like it a lot, but it ended up being way poofier than I planned so its not really practical for everyday wear. I used the Burda Style Azalea dress pattern with a few small modifications.

On the hanger:


On the body:

That is how I wore it on my birthday. The cardigan helped keep the poof down, but without it I felt like a balloon. Next time I know not to use such a stiff fabric.

And the other one is from a Built by Wendy pattern which I didn't like very much. I'm no expert, but I felt like this pattern was way more confusing than it had to be. Anyway, the dress is really really sloppily made. I botched the collar really bad, but I love this dress. I wish I could wear it every day. You can't tell from the photo but its navy blue with tiny white polka dots.



Thanks for looking!
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Cable Pillow on: February 27, 2008 03:15:24 PM
The yarn I used for this was two scarfs and a hat before I finally made this. I just wanted to make something simple and comfy for my couch.

Pillow:


Close-up:


Thanks for looking!
3  CLOTHING / Designer Clothing Homage / jersey asymmetrical wrap on: February 21, 2008 04:54:16 PM
I am completely in love with this shirt. I have seen knitting patterns similar to it, its just a big rectangle with sleeves from what i think. Do you guys have any ideas?





here is the knitting pattern I was talking about: http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/60648A.html

thanks for any suggestions!

4  KNITTING / Knitting: Discussion and Questions / Sweater patterns on: February 21, 2008 01:05:15 PM
Does any one have any suggestions for a good first sweater pattern? I have looked a a bunch but I always get cold feet right before I cast on because I am afraid I won't understand the pattern halfway through. I just want something that will teach me the basics but is wearable. Is that asking for my cake and eating it too? Do I need to make a sack of a sweater before I can make pretty ones?

5  COOKING / Dessert / amatuer cupcake decorating on: February 14, 2008 08:19:35 AM
My boyfriend and I decided a while ago that we weren't going to celebrate Valentine's Day this year but, after looking at Bakerella (bakerella.blogspot. com) I decided I wanted to make some cupcakes as a little sweet surprise.
It was all kind of last minute. I made some stencils out of a paper grocery bag. Although you can hardly tell I used a stencil. I found out a little late in the game that if you don't actually put the stencil on the cupcake the sprinkles will go every which way. woops!

Cupcakes!



Stencils!



Thanks for looking!
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