Sunday, April 3, 2011

Not dead. Just busy. This is a few things I've made lately.

Kwik Sew 3668 top without the ruffle on the front. I made this when it was stinking hot and needed woven cotton tops. It was too hot to wear knits of any kind. It's a pebble print quilting cotton that's been in the stash for ages. Not very exciting, but it served its purpose.


This is the McCalls dress that everyone has made. I've forgotten the number and I'm too lazy to go downstairs and look it up. Front and back views. I made this from a very light knit I bought at the op shop for $2. Of, course, I wear it with a black slip underneath. This dress got more comments than anything I've made in ages.




This skirt is Vogue 8672 View C. I made it with leftover cotton sateen that I will regret. Whilst comfortable and lovely, this fabric is a bitch to keep pressed. This will wrinkle in no time flat, but I love it anyway. Caramel is a hard colour to match with anything, though. I might actually iron this and try and find something to wear with it to work tomorrow.


Five babies have been born around me lately. Here is some gift knitting that also served the double purpose of getting rid of the single balls of yarn left in my stash. You can't see it very well in this picture but this is actually a sweet aran knit.


Likewise with this one, there is an aran band around the middle. I've also made five of these tomato hats, but you only really need to see one.


This set is my favourite. I had a 200g ball each of red and yellow alpaca leftover from some cardigans from last year. I had enough to make two of these outfits and I had planned to make this outfit in reverse colours, but Gypsy the poodle from next door stole the ball of red yarn and until she reveals where she has put it, my plans for the outfit are on hold.



Lastly, just because I know it freaks people out, here is a baby waterdragon that has taken refuge on Vera's boob.



11 comments:

toy said...

the mccalls dress, I love!
I'm happy to see all your projects.

snow said...

I love the blouse and ditto on the dress.
$2. a yard for the fabric wow , great job!!!

Jada said...

Awww loving all the baby outfits you knitted. I know they will love them.

Faye Lewis said...

Nice to see you back Carol. My, you have been busy. The water dragon should be ashamed of himself.

Sharon said...

Great outfits and you have been very busy. Just found out that the ASG is running another USA trip in 2012, same time and place.

Gail said...

Love you caramel skirt and I've never seen a version of the draped dress that I haven't liked (including my own!). Caramel is huge in the Sydney shop windows at the moment. It is usually teamed with a deep rust, black and grey. Just don't mix it with brown (too baby poo!). Miss your posts. Hope you are well.

RiAnge Creations. Ltd. said...

Hi Carol. Great outfits. My dance troupe awaits. How about caramel with orange, purple, lime/emerald or cobalt blue?
Angela

The Slapdash Sewist said...

You have been busy! I have a caramel skirt on my sewing list because I keep finding things it will go with, so hopefully a rummage through your closet will sort you. I totally feel you on cotton as the coolest fabric when it's too hot to wear knit. Although at this point I am *dreaming* of it being too hot!

gwensews said...

Wow--no idle hands for you! Great garments!

kbenco said...

Awesome baby knitting, lucky babies! I love the skirt, the waistline looks terrific. I like caramel with rust and with cream - or the right orange.

Cennetta said...

Carol, Thanks so much for stopping by. You've made some beautiful garments. I have the vogue skirt pattern in my stash too. I really like your carmel version. Thanks for the inspiration.