Monday, December 14, 2009

new dress time! made from a 40's pattern
the pattern had the option of long or little cupped selves, i did make the selves and the strange double yoke, but the effect looked tacky.I am sure that was due to the pattern on the fabric not quite matching the design. I got the fabric on a chuck out for really cheep!
i did want to make it in a floral green but the ideal fabric although beautiful was out of my price range.

(its not quite done in this picture hence the safety pins. i need to make a new petticoat as well)

the whole thing is pleated, that took me a few goes on practice fabric to get right. the pleats sort of go against the grain and become wobbly and curly if not absolutely center :S. so one of the pleats is terrible but I'm hoping that will be un noticed.....

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Its near to Christmas and our church mentioned the "tear Australia" foundation. so this year i decided to give our neighbors a gift that actuly ment something.
i wanted to get some cards but i couldn't find any that was not ether overpriced or totally corny. so i made these bon-bons! i think they tuned out OK :)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

ginger beard house, Made by me and Tori.