Likely my final finished object of 2012 – The Raincoast Juliana – which is currently blocking along with Husband Sweater for Christmas morning gift-giving. Love the colours in this one, I hope my mom does too.
I left this one for the end of the week because it represents the most amount of work in one item — and also, because it isn’t quit finished yet. In my haste to get a photo during daylight hours I had to snap… Continue Reading “The Husband Sweater (unblocked)”
My step-daughter turned fifteen this week, so no little-kid themes for her! I took leftovers from a wedding quilt I made in the summer and put them together in a windmill pattern, spent five hours densely quilting the damned thing – and voila! a… Continue Reading “The Step-Daughter Quilt”
I have to admit that the childrens’ quilts I made this year lack something in finishing quality. However, I finished two quilts in less than a week and I happen to know that children aren’t over-inspectors on workmanship, so I’m cutting myself some slack.… Continue Reading “The Nephew Quilt”
Lorna Knight’s Dressmaking for Real Women: How to Adapt Your Store-bought Patterns to Flatter the Curves You Want to Keep and Drape the Ones You Don’t is a book that I wish was on my shelf when I started sewing garments a couple of… Continue Reading “Bookshed: Dressmaking for Real Women”