Sunday, March 27, 2011
Lady In Red
I started on a dress a while back, a dress that was a bit of a daunting project. Now I don't often come across a project that I will look for any and every excuse not to work on it, whether I'm daunted by it or I just plain don't want to do it (I.E. Sunshine yellow ruffled pirate shirt *twitch*) this has been one of Those projects. Well I finally finished it last night, getting it hemmed very very late, much later than I had intended, but I did Other Things during the day (I cleaned ALL THE THINGS one last time for my wonderful friends before I leave ((OMG I LEAVE TO GO HOME TOMORROW!!!))) But the point is that I finished it and I'm even wearing it right now (I'll have to take it off soon to go load my car, dresses are not good for such things)
The material I chose for this dress was actually given to me, I'm not insane enough to buy this stuff myself... It is stretch velvet and a pain in the ass to lay out, cut out, and sew on (sounds like fun, huh?) and the pattern I chose is a lovely princess seamed, full circle skirted, floor length dress. What could possibly go wrong?
First, Catt and I combined our Epic Seamstress Powers and made the dress, that called for 8.5 to 9 yards of material, fit on 5 and a smidge yards of fabric (and yes, smidge is a technical term) and then the cutting out began.
Yay! Woo! Party!
One of the other projects I used to procrastinate I was actually commissioned to do for a friend.
I was talking about my Pin Babies with a Catt and Amanda and we were giggling as Catt's owl was getting filled up with pins and Amanda suggested I try a hedgehog next and make it for a friend of ours who has a pet hedgehog named Winston. So by cobbling and altering other pieces of the pattern I have I totally created a hedgehog.
I also altered a pattern piece for the face
so cute already!
the limbs were a bit of a challenge, but I figured them out and even though it was a tight turn, I made it work.
me using my scissors as a turning tool, because obviously that's a great idea >_<
Here he is! In ALL THE CUTENESS!
Here he is all pinned out.
And that's it for today, no Spartan for you, I've been too busy packing and what not to get another one made.
I will not be posting on Wednesday, I would have just gotten home and will be seriously busy sleeping off the drive and then going to see an opera.
See you all next Sunday!