Archive for May, 2014

Just in time!

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Yay, my outfit is done!

Well actually it isn’t, I was panic working on it yesterday to have it for last nights performance. Let’s say the insides are a bit sloppy, but hey, the outside is what shows, right:)

Trunks on a hunk

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The birthday boy kindly agreed to model in his new trunks. I’m really happy with them, and so was he (or so he told me). Since it was a birthday present, I only made one pair so he could try them on and tell me if something was not right before I made more. The pattern is Comox trunks from Thread Theory. They’re fun and easy to make, but I don’t recommend the download option for reasons I already posted.

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Crochet is the crack of the crafting world

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The crochet blouse parts are ready to be sewn together. And an hour later i had started another project, a hat.

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Not a mess at all

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I’ve now cut all the pieces for the top of my dance outfit. I used Stil 23414 as a general guide, but I wanted it to open in the front, to have a square neckline and to be shorter. I want a folkloric feeling to it, and the princess cutting of will see to that. We’ll see how it ends up.

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Addiction

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I can quit whenever I want to. WHEN EVER!

Crochet!

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I commute a lot, usually I read or draw, but it occurred to me there was more, so yesterday I brought some yarn and crochet needles and started. I haven’t done this for years, and not followed any directions either- I do  a lot of freewheeling- but decided I would try this blouse. It’s so fun! And the  travelling is way too short.

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Getting there

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My dance skirt is coming along just great! I feared I wouldn’t have it ready for a show on the 25th, but a day off changed my perspective

In the end I decided to stitch both side seams, after contemplating some smart fastening device on one side to get into it more easily. I used a sturdy, broad elastic sewn onto the waist and folded over- I wanted to be able to step into the skirt. (at shows there’s sweat and make up to consider when changing outfits quickly, the over-your-head alternative is an unnecessary stress adder:)

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At the pictures, I have just hand sewn the left side onto me (as well as onto my underwear) and haven’t yet put a fastener at the waist.

Need to hem it and then I can start working on the top!

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