Monday, July 27, 2009

flowers, flowers, flowers...and a dress

So, I started making these fabric flowers on Saturday and just can't stop. I found the tutorial here, but have since made some changes such as the one below. I have no idea what to do with all these flowers but they will make nice little gifts as hair clips or pins. Maybe I'll sell them on etsy? Or at a craft fair in the fall? In any case, I cannot stop and wish I could make them all day long.

And I made myself this dress for an anniversary dinner (13 years!!) with Andrei. I followed Kwik Sew Pattern 3521, which I've used before, but had forgotten that I cannot install an invisible zipper on my machine since I need to buy a special invisible zipper foot for my Brother. Zippers get me every time. I just hate them and would love to have a home ec teacher living next door for these kinds of things. Darts are pretty much a pain in the neck as well. I do like the dress and will try it yet again! I'm excited that I'll be taking a sewing class this semester and am especially looking forward to next semester when Tailoring is offered. Lately, I'm completely inspired by this blog. Aren't her clothes lovely?

I have such problems working out spacing issues with blogger. I'm thinking of switching because it causes me so much grief.