Sunday, July 19, 2009

Sewing away....

I made a dress for my friend this week, as she was going to a 'pin-up' party. The pattern was suggested by the great girls at Thread Den, one they use at their classes. And it was super easy, even the boning, which I've never done before! It fit like a glove, just a bit of tweaking at the front to show some cleavage!

Whilst I was there her mum pulled this out of the shed for me to look at and see if I could teach her to thread it! I've downloaded the instructions, and ready to check it out! So cute!


I made this for a little friend turning 3, can't wait to see her in it. It's a vintage Simplicity pattern 5995, can't find one quickly on the net!

I started a different style of yo-yo. Not sure if I like it yet. And mine didn't turn out like the pic. Practice needed!

And my poor hand- one of a few burns I have from my new piece of equipment. On the to-do list are some oven mitts- for the ironing press! Occupational hazards- Holly has some of these too! I was definitely distracted, the TV was on, and it's pretty hard to burn yourself with an iron (well, I think it is, compared to the Singer press!)


7 comments:

Selina said...

oh, I had troubles with those flower yo-yo's too! I just gave up in the end! that big burn looks like it hurt like hell!!

Leonie said...

Gorgeous dress, brings back memories. Hope your hand gets better soon, ouch.

clare's craftroom said...

Ouch ! Suppose it's really too late to say take care ...

CurlyPops said...

Ooh that looks painful - lucky you know first aid.

Nikki said...

I don't like the flower yo-yos, either.... but I LOVE an ELna Lotus!! They're such cute little machines.

Oh dear.... burns... I kind of feel responsible since you got the press under my influence. (I've never burned myself on mine).

Serena said...

Hooray! An Elna.. Elna's are great.

I have two!

(PS Bec, mine is getting fixed, it was the switch for the feed dogs dropping that has gone a bit wonky)

Holly said...

OW! Your injuries look worse than mine! Craft is serious business. It's practically an extreme sport.

Holly x x

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