I'm at it again. I'm really not Goth; I just like to combine contrasting fabrics like skulls and paisleys. Then add a touch of funk with a wide rick-rack trim. I like the whole process of surging seams, pressing and the detail in sewing on the trims and binding. This is such a fun project but good fabrics are hard to find in Wichita. I'm feeling the need for a trip to Lawrence, KS for a little Amy Butler fabric...
Monday, May 28, 2007
It's been too long since I've set some time aside for sewing so it was really good to pull up a chair and dig in to a project from Sew What! SKIRTS during this long holiday weekend. I found an adorable dancing skeleton fabric at Sarah's Fabrics and glammed it up with brown & white polka dots and brown & pink velvet/lace trim. The book walks you through designing a pattern to your own measurements and I chose the fitted A-line for my first go around. It fits great and now I'm on the lookout for more funky, fun, one-of-a kind fabrics.
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Monday, May 21, 2007
The knitting has been slow lately with out of town work meetings and trying to keep up with my flowerbeds and pots. This one size fits all bolero was a pain to knit in hand-tied novelty yarns, Feza Alp Premier. It's a simple 59" rectangle (seamed up the arms) perfect for cool evenings over a tank or tube top.
Sunday, May 20, 2007
We finally got our bikes out for the riding season and headed up to Marquette, Kansas for the rally and home of the Kansas Motorcycle Museum. The two day rally stretched for about 3 blocks with leather vendors, dyno runs and my favorite, roasted corn. It was a windy day but it sure was good to get back on the slab with the wind in my face.