Friday, January 4, 2008

Christmas Dress

This was a very quick little dress made from some silk my mother gave me. The bodice is self lined and instead of seaming it at the back, each back section was cut with the edge on the fold. All four sections are sewn together at the shoulders.
Bodice with self lining

Just needed hemming at this point. I never did get a picture of her in it.
Christmas dress

The Boy

I don't sew much for my son any longer, but this is just to prove I have one.
Watch Out
Army Boy
Army is everything to him right now.

Bassinet-Maisie's Christmas Present

I made this using a Vogue pattern. She seems to like the handles tied together, so it a bit of effort to get her babies out sometimes. They all pile in for "Night Night" and again before daycare.
Bassinet side viewSide View
Bassinet with quilt With quilt
Bassinet fully loadedFully loaded
Notice the stickers on the biggest baby's forehead.
Sticker Jail bigger Sticker Jail.
Apparently foreheads were made for stickers

Boiled Wool Jacket

Boiled wool detail
Showing the grosgrain facing to stablize the buttonholes.
Boiled wool
The fabrics for this jacket were nearly free from Fabricland. The store sells memberships which offer discounts on purchases. They also give you a stamp card and stamp with every purchase. Every $500 worth of stamps gives $20 off of a purchase. I buy a lot of basics for the business there, but I keep the stamp cards for my personal purchases.
The wool was purchased while on sale, then with a members' additional discount, then $20 off. The ribbons had been purchased with a stamp card for another project.
The leather buttons were from a sweater of my dad's. After he died, my mother and I went through his work wordrobe and kept a few things to use as materials (and reminders) before the rest went to Goodwill. I have used the buttons on numerous garments since then.

Maisie is a character

Some of her Self Decoration

This was from the food colouring in the icing on her brother's birthday cake. Gross! I made Dh take her clothes off before she ate so nothing but the bib would be stained.
stickers! Stickers!
Ketchup Ketchup- this is what happens when you lick the plate.