Monday, 11 September 2017

Photography

I freely admit photography is not one of my better skills and that the photos I use here tend to be rough and ready.  However, just occasionally, I do manage a good picture!



I didn't make anything she's wearing (although I did do her hair!) I just really like this photo!

Back on Thursday with Stuff I Made!

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Rose T-Shirt

After I made my last dress, I found I had just enough fabric to run myself up a t-shirt!



 I am so pleased with this shirt!  I might even like it more than my dress!


 It is, as all my t-shirts are, made using the Alabama Chanin pattern!


 The problem with standing under a hole in a barn door that swallows use to get to their nests is that you get a bit dive bombed by swallows!


For novelty value for you, dear reader, Mr Kit and I took these photo's on a farm whilst we were on holiday.  I got some amazing fabric that I can't wait to show you!

Monday, 4 September 2017

Birthday Gift - Dress

Another birthday gift!  This time for Lilium.  I know her favourite colours and we've been oohing over dresses online a lot recently, so I thought she might like a new dress.


I've used a red floral print t-shirting and a grey accent t-shirting.


 I based it off my ever beloved Alabama Chanin t-shirt pattern then kind of ran with my own ideas.


Happy Birthday Lilium!

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Birthday Gift - Game

I had a lot of fun making a travel noughts and crosses game for Caled for his birthday!


Isn't it fun?  The rocks have been painted with nail polish, then drawn on with sharpies, then varnished with pva glue.



The bag is blue cotton drill, stitched in yellow and the drawstring is yellow satin ribbon.  It was a quick but fun make and I'm wondering what other games I could sew in travel style for my larp characters!

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Tiny Top

I made a thing for Starbug,






I don't see why girls can't have swords and ruffles.  I mean, I do!  I based it off this pattern from Fleece is Fun, but added the sleeve and hem ruffles myself.


Thursday, 24 August 2017

Shawl!


I finished a knitted thing in less than a year!  I bought the yarn and pattern for this at the Knitting and Stitching Show last October and I have enjoyed slowly working on it over the winter and the spring.


The pattern is four lines and simple enough for me to memorize!  It said it took six balls of yarn, so I bought six and knitted to the end.


 The yarn is Stylecraft Alpaca Tweedy Chunky.  I really liked the pinky red the pattern illustration is knitted in but sadly I look awful in that colour so I plumped for this pretty blue instead!


It's lovely and snuggly and I really enjoy wearing it!  I just need a pretty shawl pin to complete the look now...





Monday, 21 August 2017

Hoodie!

I am both sad and pleased that this is the last fabric from my German stash all used up.  Sad because it's all been such lovely fabric to work with, but pleased because I can now justify buying a new stash when I head out there later in the month!

Any which way, this hoodie has to be the most popular thing I've ever made!  Every time I've worn it I've had compliments on it, that turn to awe when I mention I made it!


I made it using Choly Knight's Women's Fitted Cosplay Hoodie Pattern.  I made the most basic version, so as not to detract from my fabric, though, I did add ears to it!


 It's so comfy!  And such a good fit!  I didn't have to make any adjustments to the pattern at all, which is my favourite type of pattern.


 As for my fabric, it's a sweat-shirting of some kind with a beautiful fox and flower print all over it.  I have lined the hood with a white t-shirting but other than that left it unlined so as to have the full effect of the gorgeous fluffy wrong side of the fabric.


 I am so in love with this hoodie and I'm already planning my next one.  Perhaps there will be more suitable fabric awaiting me abroad?