I can't believe another year has pasted us by already. I figured since it was a new year, it was time to start fresh. The past few months have been the most craziest and up and down moments of my life. Many times I wanted to post something, but I just couldn't find the right words. The two most life changing events were that my mom passed away the end of September and I started a new job the beginning of December. I'm dealing with it okay, but I do have my moments. The job is pretty good so far and I made it through my mom's birthday and the holidays, but I still miss her. How do you deal with losing the one person who loved you the most in the world? Anyway, I'm back now. I did not have to sing with my band last night, so I enjoyed watching and hearing my husband's band play. I had a blast even though I was dead tired on my feet.
I asked Mr. D if he wanted me to make him a tie to wear for the evening and he said yes. He wanted a bass clef tie. As I have never seen fabric with bass clefs on it, I told him I would have to work on that and asked if he would be okay with a substitution in the meantime. He was agreeable and I came up with this.
Vogue 7104, View C.
If you have never made a tie before, definitely try it. It is very easy and works up very quickly. Mr. D. love it. He actually said he would not be opposed to a few more of these, so I will definitely make a few more in the future.
I also started working on a design for myself. This is the prototype so it's a work in progress. The actual fabric I want to use is a terry sweater knit with a lace leopard sweater print. I had some leftover drapey black knit that I added some sheer silk knit acquired from London Textiles when I went on an shopping excursion during the fall with Karen and Claudine. Boy did we have such a good time that day. I was so proud of myself, I had a specific amount I wanted to spend and I only went over by $10.00. If you needed proof about Claudine's once a year excursions to London Textiles, here she is with her loot.. She goes crazy in those bins. I think she actually behaved herself that day.
Back to my latest project. I started with New Look 6247, View A.
Even though this pattern is made for wovens, I wanted a more drapey look and figured I could take things in as I go. The fit is not accurate yet, but it's pretty close. With a bit of tweaking, I think it will be just what I was thinking of. Here's the front
Here is the back. I didn't think to get a side view shot, but I like how the top turned into a high/low top.
The sleeves are not finished yet, but I didn't think anyone would notice and they didn't. I will trim them in black knit like I did to the neckband.
I will most likely make the original pattern the way it's supposed to be made in the future, but I like what I did with the pattern as well.
That's it for me for now. Happy New Year to you all. I hope this year is filled with all sorts of
crafty goodness whether it be learned through a new skill, technique or
an ah hah moment as you sew, knit, crochet or whatever thing you are into
at the moment. Have a blessed one.