Crafting Chavs

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Red Coat

I finished the red peacoat, but not in time to take to Austin. I probably would not have worn it anyway. This is from Vogue V8346. The red corduroy is from a garage fabric sale we attended; I think it was $1 per yard, and I bought 10 yards. I thought I could make a matching pair of pants or a skirt, but the fabric is very skinny. The polka-dot lining is fabric I have had for some time; it may be from Jonnie's stash, or just some I bought awhile ago. I really love how the coat turned out! The bottom shape is peplum, and falls into folds (more noticeable in the back). I may add snaps to the inside front flap, so I can anchor the top button, but that might not ever be used. I never button the inside button of my purple peacoat, so I don't think I would snap the inside snap of this one!

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Almost Forgot!

Earrings for Emily
Supplies from Joann, probably

Dress is Done!

Burda 8132
Fabric from Tina's on Madison
Started this in December. I have wanted to make this dress for the longest time and now I sort of hate it because it was such a pain in the ass to make!
I do think it looks cute from the outside, but when you get so intimate with a garment while sewing, you just know where all the flaws are and that's all I can think of when I look at it.
Next dress is going to be very simple. I don't seem to have the ability to make a challenging dress while in grad school. Also, never again, Burda.

Yarm: Reynolds Lite-Lopi from Weaving Works

Here is a nice, easy project. I was so worried about scratching up my new camera (not pictured, obviously, because it's doing the taking), so I made a little cozy. I need to remember to stick to the instant gratification projects.