So, I tried to sew a couple of items for myself; one of them I will keep:
A Red Plaid Skirt - Simplicity 5914
I added a lining to the skirt and it's a bit more stiff. The best thing: it fits! It looks a bit funny because I leaned against the wall but it has a nice bell curve.
I did make a few other things but they are not flattering on me so I will not talk about them now.
Instead, guess what I received? My MOO cards! I love them...
PRESENT 2 - Baby Dress for Hunka Hunka Sandi
My first baby shower for our very own Sandi. You can check out the BB afghan that the local SnB'ers made on her blog. I helped crochet the pieces together. I also made the baby this. It can actually be reversible but I couldn't figure out how to add buttons on both sides without scratching the baby, so I just left it like this. The inner fabric is 100% cotton (comfortable) and the outside is a practical (iron-free) polyester/cotton blend.
PRESENT 3 - Knit-Picks Needle Case for me!
My first needle case was a bit flabby. I learned the magic of batting interfacing, a pretty fabric and voila!! I even made little velcro pockets to put the needle stoppers and the little needle screw mechanism. This is my new favorite sewed item.
And for those who asked about Lady Detective Hat in action... here it is. My boss says it has a little bit of a "homeless" look. :(
Perhaps he could've used "bohemian"?!