facelift for the blog

>> Friday, October 22, 2010

Like the new digs? I was so sick of the orange swirls!!!

Stay tuned for a new dress - well an old dress, in new fabric.


good cause

>> Monday, October 18, 2010

I was contacted recently by a couple of friends to see if I wanted to donate an apron for the silent auction and dinner, "Our Grey Matters." I was so happy to be asked and even more happy to have the coordinator excited to have one of my aprons. This is a very important cause to me as my daughter needed neurological care from Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and a very close friend was a patient of the leading surgeon.

Here are the pictures of the apron!

Other side -

This is an apron inspired by my husbands grandmother's vintage apron (c.1950). I chose some yummy fall colors to hopefully inspire delicious fall feasts! 


style 1729

>> Friday, October 8, 2010

I made a dress! About time!!

This pattern is from Great Britain. There isn't a date on it but I am guessing it is early 60's.

Very simple and very fun! I wanted to make it in a very basic print so I chose navy with white polka dots. Probably not the best choice. It ended looking a little like a granny dress from 1988. Also it is supposed to have a belt at the dropped waist but I could not make that look good. However without any belt, it looked like maternity attire gone wrong. So I just threw it around my middle. Not too bad.

The pattern -

The Dress - 
Same belt from this post.

Want a closer look at the groovy things behind me?
The yarn art was my grandma's and the mood lamp I got on etsy from String Theory Knits.

All in all it wasn't a complete waste of time. I actually really like the idea of the pattern but it needs some tweaking to be something super wearable. Man, it felt good to make a dress again though!!


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