Saturday, August 7, 2010

a little sewing

I've been working on a few things today. I've got a top that I want to get finished for me, and one for Ron's mom. I've been working on them a little here and a little there, and today I worked on the sleeves for the tunic for Ron's mom. I've only promised it to her for more than a year... and sent her the other one almost a year ago. But I've been conflicted and unsure about the embellishment that I wanted to do on it. I think I posted about it even. I ended up sending her a "sample" of different stitches with different threads and let her pick. Which she did.

I'm proud of myself, though, because I added this simple line of narrow zig-zag. It really adds to the sleeve. Of course the lighting isn't great, and the sleeve is just lying there - not looking it's best, really. And the camera has a hard time auto focusing on that type of thing, so... Anyway, the fabric is linen, and I'm liking it more the more I work with it. (I just love it when that happens).

So I'll add the photo of Shelbi's dress, too. She picked out the fabric when she was here, and I got the dress finished and took it to her when I took Raine up to stay with them for a few days. I thought she picked out some very cute fabric, and she was pleased with the result.

1 comment:

Fran said...

I love the contrast on the sleeve, but you're right, it's hard to envision it as a whole garment just from the one shot.

Cool stuff you're making!