Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Today's accomplishments...

My back hurts.  No, that's not really an accomplishment.

But this is:

How could I not fall madly in love with this fleur de lis cardi?  Obviously, I did but I soon noticed there were button issues.  I think (more than anything else) age and use contributed to this gem ending up at Goodwill.  Note the tiny buttons I removed.  The buttonholes were too stretched for those little ones so I ordered some new magnificent fleur de lis buttons and voilĂ !  Perfection!

I also made a top today with my favorite fabric, knit.

Apparently, when I try to take one handed photos anymore, it's too blurry.  :/  But at least you can see the sleeve detail.

From Butterick 5497:

And here's the close-up of the fabric:

What do you think?  I didn't realize the fabric was so sheer!  But I like it otherwise.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Not really...

So I made these pants:

From McCall's 6403:

The pattern said easy.  I hate when patterns lie to me.  They were not easy.  I made so many mistakes and I don't even think I like them.

What do you think?

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


So I made this skirt:

Here's the overlay fabric:

Here's what it was supposed to look like:

Oops.  I'm sure I can fix it.  I don't really like how it turned out anyway so I think a redo would be better.