Saturday, May 24, 2008

A parade of pants

The easiest thing in the world is to make pants for my little men. Two pieces of fabric, one cut, a few runs of the sewing machine and you're done. In one morning I made 6 pairs of pants and shorts for them. My sister has been contributing to the cause - whenever she goes to get yarn from the store, she rummages through the remnant section and buys any kiddie fabric she sees :D

Monday, May 12, 2008

The delicious little plaid jacket

This has got to be the easiest jacket pattern I've done. So rewarding, too, for one measly day's worth of work, you get this delish little jacket, swingy and lively to throw on as you dash out the door, ready for a sweet summer evening.

Friday, May 9, 2008

The sexy gold top

This little top is probably the most delicious thing I have made. The fabric is crepe back satin, which is the best of all worlds, you get the luster of satin and the stability of sewing on something not so slippery. The sash is pretty long, about knee length, very glam.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

The sari fabric top

When I saw this gorgeous burgundy and gold sari-style fabric, I just had to have it.

Originally it was going to be a dress, but as my life doesn't call for too many dresses, I figured a top would get more use.

The fabric is just gorgeous and I wanted to use the heavily embroidered edging in a subtle way, so I used it for the cuffs.
The pattern is an old one but very flattering, it fits very well at the bust and then skims over the stomach, I can't wait to wear it!