Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Silver and Gold

I've been a terrible blogger but sometimes life gets in the way. There hasn't been a lot of sewing going on but I do hope to finish a dress I started last year around the holiday's for a party on Saturday, which I promise to post. I have been knitting, these scarfs are so popular. I made the silver one as a gift but it was just to pretty to give away so I made another one and kept this one for myself.

 My friend gave me this yarn for my birthday. She gave me the gold and a variegated one. When she gave me the yarn I asked her which one did she want lol. I gave her the variegated one and it was beautiful on her. I bought more of than to make myself one which I'm working on now.

I also finished a baby blanket. It's Saurey, a free pattern from Berroco. Once I got the lace pattern down this was a fun and (for me) fast knit. I also made a pair of booties but didn't get a picture before giving them away.

I will leave you with a picture of me and my grands at Santaland with Everett Green  lol.

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and all the best in 2015.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Macy's Music Festival Dress

For this years festival I didn't have a lot of time to sew and was only able to make my outfit for Friday.  Had to do RTW for Saturday, believe it or not we didn't take one picture so all I have is dressform pics.

The pattern is Vogue 2067, it's a Donna Karan design. I made this dress way back in 2000 for a friend and it was banging. I have wanted one for myself ever since then and finally got around to making it.

The olive green color was Mr. G's choice but I really like it and it really popped with my gold accents. I wore a gold statement necklace, gold sandals and earrings. Judging from Mr. G's Roger Rabbit expression when I opened the door, it worked.

Some details. I made it a little more modest by raising the back and sides to make it strapless bra friendly and I also added a full lining. I used a black stretch knit for the lining and ommitted the zipper and made a keyhold closure. I love this dress don't know why I waited so long to make one for myself. Don't know when I will ever wear it again but it was fun and they put me on the jumbo-tron.

Happy Sewing.