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Archive for February, 2013

  • Skirt Tops
    Skirts in Progress Posted on February 28, 2013

    Hey guys!  I feel like it’s been ages since I’ve last made a blog post, but really… it’s only been since Friday.  How times flies.   Baxter has been feeling a bit under the weather lately, and she’s seen the vet twice since Friday.  She seems to be on the mend, but it’s hard to… Read More »

  • Cutaway Neckline Jumper

    Today’s freebie pattern comes once again, from the March 1955 edition of Stitchcraft Magazine.  (This edition is chock full of good knitting patterns!) Click on the following link to download the pattern as a pdf: Cutaway Neckline Sweater Pattern. Click here to add this pattern to your Ravelry Queue or Favorites. And another view in black and white: I’m… Read More »

  • Ernie Sweater_1
    A Sweater for Ernie Posted on February 20, 2013

    It’s quite rare that I knit for other people.  I’d love to make for those I love, but I’ve had such bad experiences of people not really wearing what I made.  And what’s almost worse is that some never appreciated the time it takes to make a handmade knit or sewn garment that I just… Read More »

  • Macaron Dress
    Macaron Redux Love Posted on February 20, 2013

    I just wanted to post up a quick “Thank You” to you guys for all of the sweet comments you left about my Macaron Redux dress. I don’t think I’ve had so many comments on one garment than I’ve had on this dress!  It was lovely of you all to leave such thoughtful comments, you… Read More »

  • Macaron Redux
    Completed: The Macaron Redux Dress Posted on February 18, 2013

    Fiiiiinally right?!  heh Well, I’m as happy as can be that this dress is finally completed.  It’s been 2 years in the making and is my first finished object in 2013. Colette’s Macaron dress was the primary reason that I wanted to learn how to sew.  I had seen the dress on Gertie’s blog and… Read More »

  • Cherry Ripe Jumper_Errata Posted on February 15, 2013

    Earlier this week, Jemma notified me that a portion of the pattern was undecipherable on the Cherry Ripe Jumper pattern. I just wanted to alert you that if you’ve downloaded the pattern, there is an updated page you’ll need to download. Click on this link to the original post for Cherry Ripe Jumper to get… Read More »

  • Beaded Lucelle Jumper
    Stitchcraft Freebie: Beaded Lucelle Jumper Posted on February 15, 2013

    Today’s freebie pattern comes, once again, from the March 1955 edition of Stitchcraft Magazine. Click on the following link to download the pattern as a pdf: Beaded Lucelle Jumper Pattern. Click here to add this pattern to your Ravelry Queue or Favorites. While we’re in the middle of winter, I’ve managed to pick a spring/summer jumper to… Read More »

  • Lined Bodice
    Macaron Dress: Just About Done Posted on February 13, 2013

    Soo… are you guys sick of seeing my WIP macaron dress yet?!  heh This post constitutes all of the work I put in on the dress as of 8pm Sunday evening.  And I have to admit, I was 100% sick of working on this dress at this point!  I spend my entire weekend working on… Read More »

  • Bodice Joined_Right Side
    Macaron Bodice: Pre and Post Lining Posted on February 12, 2013

    This is a quick post just to show you the inside of the bodice, pre- and post-lining. I mentioned it before, but never showed you guys…  The image below shows the silk charmeuse armsyce binding I stitched in by hand. Having pre-cut lots of bias binding strips made it quite easy to get to work… Read More »

  • Work in Progress
    Lining of the Macaron Posted on February 11, 2013

    Here I am back with another edition of: All Things Macaron.  This time I’m showing you guys the lining that I worked on late last week.  I’m still pretty behind with posting up all of the construction images, which I guess is a good thing.  It means I’m taking plenty of photos (for once).  heh… Read More »