Saturday, May 28, 2011

Crepe dress

I bought my first colette pattern, the crepe dress, and I have already finished it! I didn't even have time to tell you about it before it was done, and I think I am pretty happy with the results.

Here is the front.

Front of crepe dress

... and the back.

Back of crepe dress

I will really try hard and get a picture of the dress on me, but for now these will have to do. I don't have a long mirror in my house (tragic right??), and so I would have to enlist the help of others to take the picture. So far, I keep forgetting to do that.

I plan on wearing this to a wedding in the summer.

The dress was actually really easy to put together, and I can already see more colette patterns in my future. I only did one small alteration to the dart under the bust to make it a little tighter. I think I could have done a few more based on the fit .. but overall I would say it's a wearable result!

Friday, May 20, 2011

DS Quilts

By now I am sure most of you have seen the new DS Quilts fabric that hit the Joanns stores in the U.S.

In Canada, we have no Joanns, so through the powers of the internet, and from some kind souls, I have received and sewn a quilt top with the new fabric!!

Ta da!!



I didn't use a pattern, I just made it up ... but it was not my idea. I saw a picture of a quilt on the front of a magazine (Quilts and More), and went for it. There are obvious differences, like the one in the magazine is on a diagonal, but same general pattern.

Now to decide how to quilt it!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!!

Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful mother's out there! I hope you all have the day that you deserve : )




Sunday, May 1, 2011

Nikki tote

Surprise surprise ... another post, another swap. As I type this, I am actually taking a little break from cutting out a brand new project that is for ME, not for a swap! Of course, I don't have pictures or anything, but I do have pictures of the Nikki tote.

I joined the Goodie Bag Swap, and my partner's mosaic showed lots of bigger bags (totally my style), and I decided to make one for her, one for me!! Choosing the fabric was difficult. I think my partner's taste may be a little brighter than mine. Now don't get me wrong, I like bright, but she seems to like bolder patterns.

I chose the Nikki tote for a couple of different reasons. First of all, I wanted something that would suit both of us. Secondly, I wanted something that I would use more than once! This pattern seemed like a perfect fit.

Anyway, I started with these three fabric choices:

Would you like one of these????

Without giving anything away .. I have to tell you that my partner may or may not have commented on one of them (I don't have any idea if she will read this post, so I have to be careful not to give away the secret).

I ended up with this bag:

Nikki tote

The pattern was very simple to follow. The only change I made was to add in an inside zippered pocket. Please excuse the dangling thread that I haven't trimmed yet.

Nikki tote

Then, on to the second bag. I went bolder and brighter for this one:

Nikki tote

I am super pleased with both to be honest .. and now I just have to decide which one is making the journey to it's new home : )

Nikki tote