Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I have been sewing, really

Springing into summer feels great! I can't keep up with all of the projects that I have on going AND get enough out of doors time. I really did finish my Summer Gore Skirt and love wearing it. It simply feels pretty. The crisp Anna Maria Horner voile is the nicest feeling summer fabric ever. It takes longer to warm the iron up than to press it (for work). The top-stitched French seams make it even easier to press. My niece made one when I was doing the posts. It came out fantastic, but I don't have a good pictue of the skirt to post. She picked out a blue and black tiger striped fabric with black trim, which was perfect for the pattern.

gore skirt


I also made a quick Ottobre T-shirt with a zebra applique, which was painted with freezer paper stencil by the wearer (a just less than 4 year old). I couldn't resist all the black and white stripes.


I have been skiing as much as possible. Pretty amazing as it is near the end of June.



I am preparing for my Ottobre meets Alabama Chanin (modified) test project(s). As long as I keep them test projects, I can still call them a success even if the product becomes a "wadder".


I have never prepared a silk screen for printing. I'll let you know how this comes out (uhmmmm maybe). I can't wait for a test print run, but need the time absent help from an almost 4 year old. I remember watching my dad do this sort of a thing when I was around 10 or so.

Oddly enough, when I was young, I did a lot of hand embroidery. I didn't enjoy it very much. I have been teaching myself how to do some hand embroidery via the Alabama Chanin Studio Style book and am enjoying it.


If you haven't seen what can happen to simple jersey fabric via Alabama Chanin style, you should check it out. It is amazing. My sample doesn't compare.

In addition, I have been driving myself crazy making a couple (why did I decide to make two?) large baby blankets. I thought it would be great to quilt it with the same shapes that are in the printed fabric. Am I nuts? One is done, but the other still needs to be quilted and bound.



1 comment:

  1. That skirt is gorgeous. Love to see this other side to sewmoni too.