Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Ruffled petticoat

So! The machine I borrowed from a dear friend does ruffles!!!
I'm so in love... I love my machine ( its an old iron "wizard") but straight stitch gets old :)
So I had a sudden urge to make my dream ruffled petticoat while I had a Ruffler.
So after 28 yards of ruffling.... I now have to hem it all. But it's all sewn onto the skirt and looks beautiful! I'll post pictures after the ball!
Anyway I'm almost done! I made the skirt and pinned on all the trim today now I just have to sew that on and then figure out how I want to trim the bodice.
Then on to Mom and H's dress! And possibly 2 corsets if I can get them done before the ball :) a friend needs one hers ripped and she had fitted her ball gown over the corset.. And H would love to have one too I know :) so we shall see what I can do! The countdown begins till the ball on the 9th! And here's a sneed peak at the petticoat :)

Sorry it's a bit grainy.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Yellow ball gown and Crochet project

So! I've had a cold for a while now and just didn't feel like blogging,
 but I'm feeling better and I'm about to make a dress!
I went buy the fabric today... It's amazing how much fabric there is and how many choices you have to make... I sometimes hate choosing colors.
But I made the plunge and came out with some lovely yellow cotton...
 I have to have this ball gown made before March 9th.

I've also been busy crocheting I found a cute pattern for a "blooming pillow" here and hooked it up right away.. Now I need to find a pillow to put inside.
I've also started a baby blanket because I ran across some lovely baby yarn in my stash and a pretty pattern on a blog.
So! I'll be posting some dress pictures soon!!