Anyway, onto my hat--it's the same color(almost exactly), but I had the color and yarn picked out before I started looking for patterns. I have so much yarn stashed I try to do it this way so that I don't keep buying more.
This hat is a wee loose on my head (probably because I didn't check my gauge...shh!), but the pattern itself was very clear and easy to follow. It's simply adorable, and I cannot wait to mail it out to my friend Deb as a belated birthday gift.
As I start posting more stuff (I have a lot of finished projects I need to document), I want to start taking better fashion photographs. The Cupcake Goddess wrote a very nice post about tips and tricks to use, so I'll be sure to read that a few times over as I try to get better.
But for now, here are photos of my finished hat!
- Use more hook and eyes in the fron because that would have been a LOT of cleavage to show to my students .
- Shorten the dress to right above the knee.
- Shorten the sleeves to short-sleeve length.
- Accidental: I forgot to cut one of the panels "backwards", but it turned out okay--I kinda like it better.
Overall, I am quite happy with how it turned out. I love the flutter sleeves on version B and think it'd look great in a slinky knit. I did not like the directions for the collar...there really wasn't anything to "clean up" the appearance of the collar. So I cut an extra piece of fabric and used an invisible stitch to make it look better. I also wish that the belt was either thicker or had interfacing...it didn't really help.
Fall. Winter. Spring. Summer.
Packing. Moving. Unpacking.
School. Lesson Plans. School.
Sewing. Knitting. Designing?
After a year, though, I'm back.
This summer was all about sewing aprons. Why aprons? Well, for one, they are cute-as-can-be, and useful (or at least, I thought that they were). Secondly, it was a good way to get back into sewing as aprons really don't have major fit issues. And they also rock at getting rid of stash fabric and trim. I tried to sell them on Etsy and at a First Friday in my hometown, but neither of those were huge successes (one lady at FF even told me that "no one wears those anymore"). So now, I give them away as either birthday presents or apartment-warming presents. And maybe, just maaaybe, I'll profit off of them. For the time being, here are all of the aprons that I made over the summer. Some have new homes, some are still waiting.