November 12, 2010

Halloween Costumes

For Halloween this year I wore my Dirndl for the first time.  Jeff wore the Robin Hood Tunic that I made him earlier this year.  I added the apron for my dress the day of, because I thought it was too plain without one.  I simply took a rectangular piece of fabric and used 4 rows of gathering stitches to give it the classic dirndl look. 

It's too hard to see in the picture, but a wonderful friend also gave me an Edelweiss pin that I wore on my blouse.

November 05, 2010

Here, There, Everywhere.

 I found this picture the other day and I think it is so lovely. Although, now that I live in a rainy climate, the rain isn't such a novel thing anymore.  Its just cold and wet.

It is November already.  The schoolwork never lets up.  I am working on a project for a clothing company that designs for women who are recovering from, or have had, breast cancer.  Above is a simple pair of shorts I made as the prototype for a pajama set.  The tops are more complicated and are still in progress. 
Something to look forward to is a Seven Brides for Seven Brothers ball in March!  I've started draping my dress.  I think that over Christmas break I'll spend some time sewing for me again.  It's been a long time since I've been able to do that. 

This was a random post.
Thanks for reading.
Heidi.