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Archive for March, 2018

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Saturday, March 31st, 2018

An Easter Dress for the Baby

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

  Here’s the Baby’s Easter dress, in linen with a sheer overlay.   A very frothy frock. I’m making matching shoes. Same linen, same overlay. Satin ribbons. I have a wide one for a sash for the dress, too. The baby is going to be super cute!  


Sunday, March 25th, 2018

Good performance, good to see #2 son as he drove through from Colorado.  He brought me a couple of cakes of Prism from Lambspun. This is the stuff I knitted up into Ketch. This colorway is called "Venus."

Seamwork DYW: Project #1

Saturday, March 24th, 2018

In my mind, Project #1 for the Seamwork Design Your Wardrobe Collection was going to be an assembly line marvel creating two 2-piece dresses in mix and match ponte knits over the course of one great weekend in the sewing room. Here's what actually happened. I have other stuff going on this weekend. The baby […]

Change of Plans?

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

I did the Seamwork DYW planning and was ready to do Project 1 this weekend. I was going to cut out the two 2-piece dresses tonight, sew up the seams tomorrow, and do the finishing Sunday. But two things happened. First, my weekend got filled up. I'm going to the Botanical Gardens with #1 daughter […]


Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

The Lost Art of Dress has a long section on thrift. I needed a new, smaller wardrobe, and I planned to create it with my large collection of beautiful fabrics and yarns, saving large amounts of money which I could use to pay off the debt I added to my cards when I was traveling […]

Sewing and Virtue

Sunday, March 18th, 2018

Nice day. Sunday school, which I'm leading and enjoying. Lunch with #1 daughter, the Good Ol' Boy and the Baby. The Baby was so happy and excited. She was beaming. I told her the story of Little Sambo and cooked chicken and zucchini. We then had a rainy afternoon and I worked a bit on […]

FO, WIP, and Stainer

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

I finished this HotPatterns Sunshine Top, which actually belongs in the fall collection. And I've done the ribbing for the back of the lilac Ketch. I did this in the bus to and from rehearsals of John Stainer's "Crucifixion." There were other knitters on the bus. One asked whether I was just making up the […]

Seamwork DYW: Finishing Up

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

#2 son came through last night on his way to Colorado for Spring Break. We had Chicken Tetrazzini  and good talks about economics and the environment. #1 son and the Little Girl arrived as we finished up, and we played Smash Up. We made an early night of it, since #2 son was leaving at […]

Ketch Complete

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Here is Ketch, an Amy Herzog Custom Fit design, knitted up in Lambspun Prism, colorway Fairy Trumpet Flowers, half merino and half silk. It took a bit less than 2 skeins. I added a panel of lace from a Japanese stitch collection. The buttons are vintage from Etsy. This is Ketch 2.0, I suppose, because […]

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