Showing posts from June 26, 2011

McCall's 6294 linen jacket in action

Well, kind of in action. I snapped a few photos the other day just before heading out the door. Shoot, timer went off before I had the jacket adjusted. Oops, trying to fluff the hair and got distracted by the dogs playing in the other room. Ah, here we go. A semi decent shot if you ignore the goofy look - who knows what I was thinking. And a close up of the jacket. You know, I wasn't too sure about the fit of the jacket when it was done. Remember? I talked about it on this post when I finished the jacket.  But I'm happy to report that it passed the wear-it-all-day-long test. Only two things I'll note : 1) With any movement the large collars want to flop over to the center of the jacket.  This could be due to the linen fabric and interfacing used, not necessarily the design. 2) I'm still not crazy about how far to the side the princess seams are located as the bust fullness is not quite where it needs to be.  I'm thinking there's another

A Sneak Peek at the next One Yard Wonders book and a chance to be in Crochet One-Skein Wonders

 Looky, looky!  A sneak peek of the next One Yard Wonders book. Fabric-by-Fabric One-Yard Wonders "> Now don't go getting TOO excited because the book won't be released until November 2011.  But that means it's being released just in time for the holidays. My apron isn't one of the projects shown, but that's okay. It'll be more fun if it's a surprise, right? Oh, one more thing. While it's too late to be a part of the One Yard Wonders book, Storey Publishing does have a call out for crocheted designs. Storey Publishing is accepting submissions for their 101 Crochet One-Yard Skein Wonders book. You have until July 15. Details on their website. ********************************************

A romp thru times past

What does one do when they have a few dozen 60s and 70s dresses stashed away in a box marked "costumes"? They invite their incredibly talented and beautiful niece over to do a vintage fashion shoot, that's what. Before she arrived, with four of her models (girlfriends), I carefully laid out all of the clothing arranged by era - 1960s, 1970s and 1980s dresses along with one pile just for separates such as pants, sweaters and coats. Barely 15 minutes into the shoot and this is what the room looked like.  My inner neat freak cried out in shock, but I calmly took a deep breathe, turned around and walked away. They each changed into their assigned garments and spent time with the photographer. Did I mention the photographer was my talented and beautiful niece, Caitlin?   She gave me permission to share a few of her photos from the day. Here N is wearing a silk dress circa 1980s with a 1960s pillbox hat adorned with silk flowers. Here K is wearing a late 1960s f