Oh, my goodness, is Ann actually posting something? Shocking!
I have given in to peer pressure (read: Mom pressure) to post some pictures of my latest crafty venture: dressmaking.
Please ignore the poor quality of the pictures (and the fact that I'm hot and sweaty) and admire the pretty.This is the first dress I made. It's a slightly lighter grey than it appears here. It's also very lightweight, and it's incredibly comfortable. After I was finished, I went back and added pockets. Seam ripper to the rescue! Now it has everything I could want in a dress.
I'm pretty sure this one came next. Love love love this fabric! I also had to go back and add pockets to this one. Unfortunately I had used the leftover fabric from this dress to make a "knocking around the house" super basic skirt, so I had to use a different fabric for the pockets--but it's hardly noticeable.
Then I went to black and white paisley. (This is the fabric I used for the pockets on the red and black one.) This one and the next one have pockets that the pattern included, so I didn't have to go back later! I've learned my lesson, though. I have another mock-wrap top dress cut out, and I went ahead and cut out the pockets so I can just stick them in the first time! For those who read my Facebook posts, this is my "not a one-hour dress."
Most recently I made this light blue number. Same pattern as the last one. Also took more than an hour.
So there you have it! I also recently made some curtains for my living room out of an old bed sheet, and then used the rest of that fabric to make a "knocking around the house" skirt. I felt very thrifty.
I just took a trip to JoAnn to use the birthday gift my parents gave me. I bought a lovely pair of Gingher dressmaker shears, and a decent pair of pinking shears. I also picked up a yard of fabric. And thanks to the cashier's secret 50% off one item coupon, I only paid $8 for the whole shebang! Thanks, Mom and Dad!