Crafting Chavs

Monday, December 29, 2008

Mom's Dress

Butterick 5031
Glad you liked it!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

FINALLY! My tree dress

McCall's 5292
I waited over six months for this fabric!! kept getting it and then they would sell out before I could afford it. So after three times of seeing it, trying to buy it and being told it was sold out, I found it on jcarolinecreative (and they STILL have it in stock, so I don't know why repro can't keep it on the shelves. I still love them, though).
I tried to lay it out all nice so you could see the trees. Really easy pattern. It could use a little more bodice, though. Even with slight bending, everything falls out. I might make another one anyway.
I just bought a few yards of three different fabrics, and with Christmas coming up, there will be lots of stuff to be made.

The scarf I'm Jealous Of

Pattern from Weekend Knitting by Melanie Falick & Ericka McConnell
I'm going to get more yarn this weekend and make one of these for myself. The yellow trim is made out of wool, but the tweed brown is wool, cashmere AND silk. It's so soft and really warm.
Despite the name of the book, it did take longer than a weekend, but was still a quick project.
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