Monday, January 21, 2013

Week Fifty Three

I made up a speedy dress using Vogue 8319. It was quite a firm fabric so unsuited to doing my usual draped pattern. So I looked through the pattern collection and tried this pattern out for the first time.

I didn't line it because I didn't want it to be too hot to wear on a summer day. (it got to 45degC one day last week!)
The fabric is very cute. Who wouldn't love squirrels wearing party dresses?

Here is the finished dress. I topstitched every edge and seam and overlocked every raw edge.

I am really happy with the way this came together and have worn it twice already.
I think the fabric was called "Little Creatures" and I bought it from Tessuti although it doesn't seem to be on their website any more.
I have plans for a few more dresses using this pattern. I have two stash fabrics which could work well. I also think it would be great sewn up in a tweed and worn with a cardigan.

Tattoo Cross Stitch.
Its now only plain background to finish. Which is a bit boring but I'm trying to do a little each day and hope to have it finished (if i don't run out of thread) in the next couple of weeks.

Apart from the left hand side I still have to put some plain rows at the top and bottom. I held off these in case I ran short of thread and had to continue from another batch of thread.

An exciting craft project is coming!

My husband has just returned from a business trip to New York and brought me back a most wonderful gift. I love nice bags and was very excited when I got this Fendi baguette bag needlepoint kit.

I am just so excited.

The kit includes lots of thread, needles and thimbles. 

The bag is made in canvas and the metal Fendi clasp is magnetic.
There are two straps one in leather and one in matching canvas if I want to continue the cross stitch.

I have lots of ideas for what i'm going to stitch. It will be a progressive work though. I think it would be fun to have small design elements added as little inspirations strike.

1 comment:

  1. I thought I was lucky when my husband came home from New York with fabric from Purl Soho, but the the Fendi kit is the jackpot!

    Love the dress too - very nice combination of fabric and pattern.