sweater for winter

October 24, 2014

It is going to get cold over here. Or at least cool…I can’t expect snow, but it will be cold and damp around here for a while. I am actually looking forward to the rain (and hopefully it will come!).

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My squirrel tendencies kicked in about a month ago, and I started this sweater. It was inspired by images of sweaters that I found, as well as a sweater that I made a few years ago and gave away.

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The collar is supposed to fold over, but it has been a little tricky, and likes to stand up. Then I find that I am walking down the street looking a little funny..

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I haven’t put buttons on yet, but will get around to it soon. For now, things will be a little bit cozier around here!


bias and straight

October 24, 2014

This dress is made with a combination of bias cut fabric on the top, and ‘regular’ fabric on the bottom. I wanted to allow for more movement in the top (which is created by the bias fabrics).

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The hand stitched detail on the sleeves was inspired by my work mending victorian lace. It seemed important to have something a little bit delicately hand stitched. Of course I left a messy edge to come undone and fray.

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This dress is another one that is loose and comfortable. Perfect for moving around, doing things.

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work clothes

October 19, 2014

Sometimes new jobs need new clothes. I just had one of those changes, and have been working on making a new wardrobe of dresses. The designs are simple, easy to wear, and easy to move around in. I like to think of them as sack dresses that fit well enough.


 The attention is to the simple details. An extra line of stitching, some gathers, a neat and tidy corner…


They are meant to change a little with time. No interfacing to keep thing stiff and held together. I like to think of the dresses as little creatures, moving and adjusting to the new wearer.