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1  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / scrappy summer camisoles on: May 12, 2015 09:00:51 AM
In any day, my schedule may include sewing at home, meeting with clients, and running errands on bike. Im developing professional pajama style, for creative professionals who work from home. The first entry into this bold new category of dress code is a camisole. I drafted the pattern and jumped right in with this sample.

I got more ambitious for the back of the second top, but unfortunately sewed the center back panels together along the wrong side. Since the jersey is so stretchy the design still works, but I was going for a neater fit. Next time!

Both versions are made mostly from scrap jerseys Ive saved from other projects, and a few fabrics I have stashed away in my cabinet. Some of the seaming is structurally motivated, and some of it was designed for the small and odd-shaped scraps available. The cups are lined with a second layer of jersey, and I used 1/4″ elastic at the underbust seam to offer a bit of support.

more pictures can be seen on the blog: http://madebyjulianne.com/professional-pjs-scrappy-summer-camisoles/
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / moody hoodie on: September 20, 2014 11:15:11 AM
My adorable little niece is almost 13, and exactly like her momma has entered the somewhat moody my favorite color is black phase of her life (and is just as sweet and funny as ever, but now with added introspection and an Instagram account).

I should have been working on projects for clients, but one morning I came across these gray and black remnants and dropped everything to whip up a hoodie for my little brooding ray of sunshine.

I wanted the hoodie to feel like a cocoon, something she could retreat into, something that would make her mother say I cant see your face!

So its all remnant fabrics, and the silver zipper was also from my stash. I had purple and blue thread in my serger, which happens to be Allias current favorite color besides black and gray. I used a vintage raglan pattern as a base, and added the hood and pockets.

She seems pretty happy with it, and she even lets herself be photographed wearing it!

more pictures on my blog: http://madebyjulianne.com/moody-hoodie/
3  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Panties made from stashed remnants on: June 25, 2014 10:48:25 AM
I made a bunch of undies:

All the fabrics are from my stash of remnants, and all the laces were new.

blogged, with more photos and navel-gazing: http://madebyjulianne.com/new-panties/

4  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / cat puppets on: May 21, 2014 11:45:50 AM
I made these puppets for two babies coming in June. One is for my friends sister, the other is for my friends boyfriends sister. So theyre kinda cousins who will probably never meet.

Its pretty amazing to make something for a kid that hasnt been born yet. So many possibilities go through my mind as I construct a toy that I hope will entertain them for years. Will they ever realize that before they were born, someone who never even met their parents and would probably never meet them spent a few hours wondering what their lives would be like?

more on my blog: http://madebyjulianne.com/cousin-puppets/
5  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: self-striping socks on: May 17, 2014 12:29:37 PM
These are lovely!  They look very cosy. 

I like knitting in self-striping yarn too, it is a great motivator to see the next colour appear. 

I shall check out the pattern you used too, as I have never (shock, horror) knitted toe-up socks!

I've never tried cuff-down! With toe-up, I like that I can knit the foot, knit the heel, and then just keep going and stop whenever I feel like it. Also I love the cast-on for toe-up. I'd be interested to hear you opinions between the two methods.
6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Zigzag chevron shift dress on: May 13, 2014 08:25:19 PM
I just love the bright lemon yellow! The crisp chevrons are actually composed of tiny triangles. This print is hitting all my buttons.

Total dress cost: $12

I didnt really think about how prone to wrinkles the finished garment would be. Not that I generally look freshly pressed, but I do like to show off my clothes to their best advantage.

more on my blog: http://madebyjulianne.com/zigzag-dress/
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: vinyl bag for markers on: May 08, 2014 10:00:07 AM

Thanks for the tip.  Last time I attempted clear vinyl it was all wrinkled. Read I needed a walking foot. Nice wor.

It's the fabric-like backing on the blue vinyl that allows the work to slide through the machine regularly. If sewing clear vinyl to clear vinyl, I've had success by sandwiching the layers between tissue paper... but mostly I try to avoid the clear-on-clear projects! Long stitches help too.
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: vinyl bag for markers on: May 05, 2014 03:17:14 PM
Great bags!  Is it difficult working with vinyl?  How do you keep it from slipping while you stitch?

I used alligator clamps instead of pins, and had the vinyl against the bed of my machine, so that the blue fabric was in contact with my presser foot. No problems!
9  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / vinyl bag for markers on: April 27, 2014 05:44:51 PM
In the past 6 months, weve only spent 3 weeks at home. Were in Los Angeles for a week, then its up to Monterey for the month of May. Im unpacking from one trip while packing for another, and oh yeah, working. Its so nice to be back with my stash again!

All the materials came from the deep recesses of my fabled fabric cabinet. Even Im surprised at how much I had stashed in there.

This was just a warm-up project, but Im still super pleased with how it turned out. Little bags for organizing and packing, who doesnt love that?

more photos and words on my blog: http://madebyjulianne.com/back-in-the-saddle/
10  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / knit shopping bag with tutorial link on: April 25, 2014 10:31:04 AM
Bags like these are super easy to make, especially while doing something else. Because gauge doesnt matter, I can switch between whatever needles or yarns strike my fancy.

During my last bag, I got burned out on YO, k2tog mesh. Though I like the look, I can never get into a rhythm with that pattern. This time, I knit my worsted weight on size 10.5 (6.5 mm) needles to get an open fabric, and this project was finished in a flash! I put the pattern on my blog.

instructions on my blog: http://madebyjulianne.com/another-shopping-bag-with-pattern/
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