Saturday, December 29, 2007
I haven't worked with wool fabric for a long time. My DIL brought her skirt material and lining from LA Fabrics in Toronto. Butterick pattern,4613, a straight skirt with the flounce. I had a few challenges with the invisible zip, and she had a few with the seams themselves, she hadn't done darts before. So cutting out slippery lining, learning about nap fabrics, how to press and all the other myriad of things long time sewers take for granted, was quite the learning curve. The finished skirt looked fabulous. Then there was enough left over for a vest.
Saturday, December 15, 2007
I have enjoyed using 2 knit bags. My everyday bag is the Numbers bag, love the shape and it was fun to knit. I made it two years ago. I used Stretto and Lopi to make it.
I finally used the little drawstring bag last night, it has been made for a couple of years from an Interweave mag pattern, I didn't have enough beads but my beads were a little larger than called for so I changed it a little. It was made with Koigu KPPM from London Ontario. I was at a casino night so wanted my purse on my arm.
I spent my casino funds at the auction afterwards. I'll be ready to party this Christmas.