Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Skirt with pockets--sewing

I made this skirt yesterday. It was inexpensive fabric from walmart for $1.99 a yard I got 2 yards. Needed a bit more but that's what I got at Joanns in a more expensive fabric.  This pattern seems like one that I would use again and again.   Inexpensive fabric is a good way to try out patterns.   I want pocket in my skirts so I found this pattern at a second hand shop for 50 cents. Never used. Pattern New Look 6560.  I did the elastic waist version. Id like to try the zipper version too.

I learned a lot making this skirt. Meaning I made a bunch of mistakes.

Because I didn't want to cut the print too much I did 2 instead of 4 panels. Would work fine. But because I didn't have enough material it ended up with a big, ugly cut opening in the front and back center. Its an A line skirt. Next one I will do 3 front and back mini darts or cuts.
I put in the pockets the wrong way. But it seems to hve worked out. Ill try the way the pattern says and see which way I like it.  The pockets still go to the front of the skirt, I caught them when sewing up the elastic opening.  I didn't do the waist part, as I didn't have enough fabric. 

Yes that's a crochet vest I made years ago.  I just made it up, using Red Heart Yarn, of course, and a very open stitch.  Wanted a more open vest.

Here's a close up of the fabric (still not the best picture, but you get the idea):

Saturday, May 28, 2011

First shirt sewed

I used two back pieces to create a pullover. I cut the front a bit deeper.
Pattern See & Sew 3886
Cotton fabric from Joanns store (pattern bought from there too).
Made it today.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Blue Cotton Pullover Vest Crocheted

Pattern: Lion Brand Beach Cover Up
Yarn: WW cotton
I loved this when I saw it and I had the cotton yarn. Bought the yarn on sale at Joanne's for $1 a skien,  i used 5 skiens. I didn't do the top from the pattern I just kept going with the pattern stitch,  decreased for the neck area.

Pink and Black check skirt

Just a simple straight skirt with a slit and elastic at the waist. I did really good on the slit, but its hard to see in the photo.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Chamomile Cardigan in Lavendar Crocheted

From Interweave Crochet, Spring 2011, pattern :Chamomile Cardigan by Doris Chan
Hook: H

Couldn’t find the color I wanted in the yarn specified for the pattern, and I love the Bernat Satin and found a really pretty purple. I wanted a pretty spring-time blue, but nothing fit, so this was the prettiest, spring-time color I could find that I liked and same yarn size.

I’m doing this the Non-Broomstick way. I tried using a knitting needle, but the point was too long for me to work with and it was taking forever ( this was on the guage swatch). So far, so good. The Non-Bromkstick part is a shorter then the one on the needle, but that’s fine with me. Since I did it the Non-Broomstick way, I ended up adding another row of SC after the V-st & SC rows (so a Row 5 in the pattern stitch). This put all the Non-Broomstick stitches in the same direction.

I also changed the V-st to a HDC to keep the same size as the Non-Broomstick stitch and my guage good (I crochet loose).

I’m not doing the colar. I started lower down on the pattern. I decided I didn’t want one. This way I can wear a collared shirt under if I want or not.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Purple Skirt

Just a basic purple skirt.  I loved the material.  Found in a bin for $3.19.  Found matching thread for under $2.  Had a large piece of elastic I've been using, so next to nothing for that. 
I didn't do a slit at the bottom and today wearing it, I found it to kind of tight, have to take shorter steps then I'm use to or pull it up a bit.  But I like it.  And remembering this will help me with future skirts.
Just a basic pattern, straight stitches, straight skirt, elastic waist.

Picture shows it lighter then the purple is, I had a choice, darker or lighter and lighter showed it better.
I couldn't get a good picture on me, so here it is on a hanger.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Some of my Crochet Hooks

A pic of some of my crochet hooks. I bought this craft case to hold them in when not in use. I have a few with WIPs.
Check out the one for. 29 cents. Found at a thrift store a while back.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

1st Sewed Bag

Found a dish towel at the dollar store and decided to make it a bag.  Cut in half, sewed together, hemmed the top. Hand sewed the ribbon straps on. I will use it for my WIPs.