Saturday, June 27, 2015
Last month I discovered Girl Charlee KnitFix. It happens on the second Tuesday of each month. You can buy a surprise bag of knit fabrics that come packaged in a canvas bag. The surprise is you don't know what you are getting and the fabrics are not available anywhere else on their site. You get 6 different 2 yard pieces of various knit fabrics.
This is the first KnitFix I received and I love all the fabrics except the middle one on the right. It is a Rainbow Tie Dye Ethnic Jersey Rayon Spandex Knit. It is kind of thin and very stretchy. I am determined to make something cute out of it. I have plans for all the others though. When I get some better pictures I will show you what I made with two of the knits already. The coral and white knit on the top right is one I have never dealt with before. It is a Boucle Hacci Sweater Knit and it is very stretchy and loopy and light weight.
So just a week or so after I got my first KnitFix I decided to order another one. It was so much fun receiving a surprise and deciding what i could make with the 2 yard pieces. I really like the small floral on a white background in this bag. I will probably make some kind of top with it. It is very light weight and flowy. I also like the grey and white stripe a lot. The one I wasn't to fond of is on the far left a Brown and Pink Stamped Floral Cotton Spandex Knit. It is a pretty bold large print and because it is a stamped fabric is is a bit stiff. I washed and dried it and it did soften up a bit but I am still not so sure about the print. As I said before I am determined to make something cute out of it too.
I am liking this KnitFix and I have already received my June bag too.
Monday, February 24, 2014
I still was a bit worried about cutting my lace so I decided to make another muslin. This time I used some lace that was very much like the lace I was using for my gown except I bought it on the clearance rack and it had a stain on it and I know I didn't pay that much for it. It had been in my stash for some time. I made the second muslin and was happy with the fit and feel of that. Now it was time to cut my expensive lace and finish my dress. I had already finished the under dress. I made just a few changes to that part. One thing was that I added a lining The pattern did not call for a lining. And I added some boning to the bodice. I wanted to make sure everything stayed in place. I didn't want wrinkles to form across the front. The dress was very comfortable and easy to wear. I felt beautiful in my dress. It was just like I visioned it would be.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Friday, August 23, 2013
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