Sunday, October 3, 2010
This weekend's project; A L.W.D. for my daughter. After watching Pride and Prejudice I was inspired to make this little garment from a remnant of jersey embroidered with a little flower which I embellished a little with silver thread on the bodice only.
The ribbon is kinda recycled from two pieces of crochet ribbon ripped from a previous project and a lenght of silver ribbon previously used to tie a Christmas present I joined them together with a basic zig zag stitch.
The sleeve design is similar to one on a dress worn by Keira Knightly in the film. I also decided on an empire line for the same reason.
Now that I am happy with my pattern maybe I will make a full lenght version watch this space :)
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
I've chosen french toile in 100% cotton for these two very different aprons. They're both hard wearing and washable. They would look great hanging on a hook in the kitchen when not in use!
*Interesting Facts* Toile is the french for cloth. The most famous toile is Toile de Jouy, it takes it's name from a small french village near Versailles, where in 1760, a Barvarian called Christophe-Philipe Oberkampf established a cotton print factory.