Monday, 16 November 2009
Frock 28: Stretchy Stash & a DESIGN
Just happily made this darling frocko for Frocktober! Almost there! I also donated 50 bucks ($10 from all the dresses I sold and another ten bucks for darling Crafty Llama - but couldn't work out how to donate in your name til it was too late DUR ME) to the Frocktober Peeps, and I think you can still get in there too if you fancy (or aren't going crazy for Movember!)!
And my film strips of the stretch knit new dress:
What I'm MOST proud of here is that I totes designed it myself! I had been using some Built By Wendy suggestions for stretch knit fabric, and as I've said before I'd cut one using her pattern piece, but the use the fabric pieces I'd cut to alter the sleeves (making them cap) or lowering the neckline etc etc etc.
So I thought it best that I create my own pieces and learn a bit about drafting for knits! Yay!
Hee hee! I'm totally just making it up as I go! The material I've used was just from my stash, it's ribbed and had a few dirty marks on it, as it was from the op shop, but I just cut around or sewed over them with the overlocker. As I've done with my knitting recently (and learnt to sew really) my mantra is to just give it a go, and follow the instructions. If you're using stash or opshopped fabric/wool you can't go wrong, it only costs a few bucks!
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