Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Weekend Roundup

I spent the better part of the weekend sewing.  I got most of my second Ginger skirt done, then had to let it hang before hemming.  Apparently this is a good idea for items cut on the bias, although I can't honestly say I saw any difference at all between pre- and post-hang.  Here are some peeks:

Waistband

I cut the waistband carefully, to look like my waist is tied up in ribbons!

The almost-finished, hanging skirt.
I'm very pleased with it!

When I started making the first Ginger (the lemon skirt), I had to get into my box of stashed fabric to find my fusible interfacing, and I found this:

printed denim

I have no recollection of where or why I bought this, but I was pretty happy to find it!  I considered making this paper-bag waist skirt with it, but then decided to stick with something I knew would look good on me, so it's well on its way to becoming Ginger #3.

Close up.  I can't figure out if the white portions are
resist (undyed) or printed on.  The white doesn't
go through to the back.

Of course all the sewing and ironing made a mess of my nails, so I put some Konad on top of Shay:

Zoya Shay
China Glaze Joy
Bundle Monster plate BM203

Please don't click on the picture!  Macro shows flaws I can't see with my bare eyes!  I like this pattern a lot more than I was expecting to.  It reminds me of endpapers in an old book.  And the China Glaze Joy - wow!  I bought the whole Romantique collection months ago, specifically for stamping, and have only used them as such. But this color is absolutely stunning, and I think I'll have to use it on its own one of these days.




4 comments:

  1. You have been a busy bee! I *love* the skirt and your clever use of the print motif!

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  2. I clicked on the picture (and all but forgot about the skirt after reading not to click on the picture)..

    Love, love the skirt, GF!

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  3. Thanks, girls! I'm pretty darned pleased with myself!

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  4. You had to know that saying "don't click" meant so many more clicks than otherwise would happen. It really isn't horrifying big, either. :)

    Your ribbon skirt is very nicely done!

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