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11  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: My first "real" dress -- McCall's M5655 on: August 27, 2013 05:06:06 PM
Thank you!
12  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / My first "real" dress -- McCall's M5655 on: August 27, 2013 08:11:22 AM
I have had a fear of commercial sewing patterns for years.  I have several patterns, but every time I pull them out with the idea of sewing something, I become overwhelmed by all the symbols, nitpicky details, etc., and put it back in the envelope.  This dress is the first time I've really played by the rules with a pattern, following the instructions completely, rather than using a pattern as a rough jumping-off point for winging it.  It's also the first big project I've made on my recently-acquired antique treadle sewing machine.  I enjoyed using the treadle machine so much more than my electric one!  On to the pics:

The dress:

The first photo I took of it.  I laughed when I realized the dress was camouflaged against the tree, like any good leopard would be:

And a photo of my dear treadle sewing machine, "Meg":

Thanks for looking!

13  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fibre Friday - August 2, 2013 on: August 16, 2013 01:05:25 PM
Alexus -- those looks like boxes of candy!  So pretty!  You'll have to post pics of the socks when they're done.

Naja - both of those yarns are really pretty.  Such rich colors.  I have a dirty little secret that once in a while I enjoy using store-bought acrylic yarn, of all things!

Polly, your yarn looks so squishy.  How great to have someone to lend you a wheel!!  Enjoy it!!

14  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday - July 19, 2013 on: July 20, 2013 03:22:03 PM
That purple is really pretty, Alexus.  Remind me, did you dye that?
15  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Felt Underwood Typewriter on: July 19, 2013 08:48:37 PM
OK, I am several years late seeing this post, but this is absolutely INCREDIBLE!!!!
16  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday - July 19, 2013 on: July 19, 2013 04:08:13 PM
Oh puppy....can't stay mad at that cutie for long, I'll bet!

Too bad you all couldn't have been in my head on the way to the zoo.  I was imagining my pitch for the camel down, and how SURELY finished camel yarns and  mittens, etc would be huge sellers there are the zoo.  Items from their own camels!  But I chickened out.
17  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday - July 19, 2013 on: July 19, 2013 02:15:58 PM
I was so busy responding I forgot to post pics of my yarn for the week!  You can see how dazzled I was by your yarns.

My yarn this week is "Fireworks."  My son named it.  It's 150 yards corespun from a crazy mixed fiber batt from Sue's Luxury Fiber.  It's got lots of pretty purple sparkles in it.

18  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Completed Projects / Re: Fiber Friday - July 19, 2013 on: July 19, 2013 02:13:16 PM
Mmmm..... they are all lovely.  Dreadlocklove, the color combination is really lovely.  Gingerknitter, I am in serious envy of  all that camel down!  Looks so squishy and soft!!  I brought my son to the local zoo this week and thought of asking them if they ever do anything with the camel down. They might think I'm crazy, who knows?
19  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: My new little lady <3 on: July 18, 2013 12:56:34 PM
Cool!  Folks are very clever with how to convert things.  I'd heard about converting a treadle machine to a lathe, but not a spinning wheel.  Awesome!  The treadling of your pretty spinning wheel might convince you to find a Singer treadle sewing machine.  Really relaxing!  :-)
20  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Re: Learn to Spin- Lesson 4: Plying on: July 17, 2013 05:12:08 PM
Love it!
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