Thursday, 27 December 2012

Posts are like buses.....

You wait for ages and then 3 come along at once....

This is a 3-in-one post.

I haven't blogged in months. To be honest, I didn't feel like it. So I didn't. When it's the holidays the pace of life slows down and I feel like I have time again. So here goes.

I have made 3 projects since I last blogged and although I completed two for sewweekly I didn't get around to putting them up and the moment has gone. They were both self drafted patterns, the first one was a copy of a Vivienne Westwood style skirt:


As it was self drafted I messed up the waistband and had to make a fix, in fact it turned out to be my favourite part.




Then I wanted to try out a pattern from Gertie's book but couldn't be faffed to trace the pattern so I just used my own but copied her waistband idea. This was my first attempt at boning:

 
 
The third project was for Mia, she was a shepherd in her Nativity play and although I could have bought a costume very cheaply they were all brown and "too boyish" so I made her one from gold lining fabric in my stash. I used the pattern on the right but left off the collar and made it floor length.
 
 
 
I was going to base the waistcoat on the one in the left but it was too big and in the end I just got some red fleece and winged it.
 
 
Finally I raided the teatowel drawer. Mia is in the middle. I was very proud and cried.
 
 
 
This post goes out with special love to Judy and Diane, who I have neglected abominably. Thanks for thinking of me even when I was not around, it meant a lot to me even if I didn't reply. xxxx



11 comments:

  1. Yeahhhhh, I'm so glad you ate sharing your latest projects.. I hope you had a lovely chirstmas x

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  2. Are... Sorry... My English isn't perfect but auto correct makes it worst

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  3. Waiting for the bus was well worth it...the 2 skirts look super on you, but you have been upstaged by the beautiful Christmas shepherd, Mia! She looks gorgeous...J

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    1. Thanks Judith, you are very kind x

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  4. I am soooooo happy to see my friend on the blog again, [missed you].. You are looking fantastic..[ I see you have lost lots of weight, congradulations!!!]
    The skirts are beautiful. Love both of them..
    And Mia is adorable. What a cute shepherd outfit..
    Hope you and family had a great CHristmas.. And you are so right, it is so nice when the holiday rolls around and you have a little more time.. Hugs my sweet friend.

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    1. Hello lovely Judy
      Sadly no weight lost but thanks for the kind words, hope you are ok xx

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  5. Yay, you're back!! :-) Some nice creations there lady. I love the button tab detail on the skirt waistband, and your little Mia is just too cute for words!

    Have a lovely New Years. :-)

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    1. Thanks Kat, I like a certain thing you have made recently too ;)

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  6. You're making me fill up now Charlotte! Love ths skirts. I've just finished my last post for Sew Weekly this year - only 12 working out at one per month, though that was quite enough for me ... Hope you have a great New Year! Keep in touch!

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    1. Looking forward to your sewweekly post Diane, 12 is very good indeed I think, on top of all that knittng x

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