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Here it is, the stuff I sewed in 2011. I didn't do any knitting like I wanted to, but I was far more productive than usual. I got done, on average, just over one project a month, which was my original goal for the year. I think I can up my productivity for next year a little bit. I have some new strategies, like to just force myself to get started, because once I've started I have no trouble continuing. So...

Grape dress- which I want to re-fit in the waist section before I wear it

The rest )

Whew! That was a lot. It seems like this was a pretty productive year for everyone on my Friends list. See you all in 2012! Happy New Year! And best of luck with all your future sewing projects!
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Waistband is on, and the circle skirt is now hanging on the dress dummy, stretching out the bias. And pictures!

Look! It's so flare-y! (The white peaking out at the bottom is the lining already stretching out more than the fashion fabric.)

More pics )

All in all I'm quite happy with this. And all that's left to do is the hem.
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The circle skirt has been cut out, seamed, and zipper inserted. I was going to let it hang now, but I feel like the cut out waist isn't really stable enough for that, so I'm going to do the waistband next. It's half cut out. I want to cut out a layer of something stiff to reinforce it. Then it's hanging and hemming time. I just finished re-watching Roman Holiday today, and now I want a cute blouse and a short haircut to go with my new skirt, but I don't think it's in the cards at the moment. ;p


May. 3rd, 2011 02:54 pm
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I just bought this pair of shoes yesterday. I needed a casual flat that I could wear out and that went with a lot of different things. And these have a cute vintage vibe. I really wanted to buy these, but they just wouldn't fit. Still, I'm really happy about the ones I did get.

In sewing news, the circle skirt is half cut out. The fabric is not quite shadow proof, so a lining is needed. I have some plain white cotton that will do. I wanted to sew them as one layer, but I'm afraid that when I hang the skirt to let the bias stretch the two fabrics might stretch different amounts. Any opinions on that?
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Believe it or not, but we have snow. Snow in May is just a travesty. And it was so nice out yesterday, and tomorrow is supposed to be really nice. Here's a picture from today, the view from our front window:

I guess a snow day means a sew day for me. There was a fabric sale recently and I picked up a cotton poplin print to make a circle skirt. It's ivory dahlias or 'mums outlined in coral. I looked through my very small, random button collection and happened to find the perfect button for the waistband. It's just plain and smooth, but it matches the ivory tone exactly. I also picked up some zippers and lace at a good price.


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