Wednesday, December 10, 2008

September Catchup

Wow... I'm sooo behind in blogging! Well my semester has finally come to a close. It was a long, tiring, hard semester and I'm so glad that it's over. I have about a month before it all starts up again. Here's some things I made in September...
= NL6828 Knit Dress =
This was my very first knit and was very intimidated by it. It came out better than expected and now I LoVE sewing knits! It's so easy and so fast.

Here's a pic of it on the hanger:
NL6828 Hanger.JPG

It needed a belt because it was very unflattering without it. Here's a pic with a belt.
NL6828 On.JPG

I love this dress! It was very easy and I wore it out to a wedding and to church and to work. =) Full Review Here

= Shirred Dress =
I used Sandi Henderson's tutorial to make a long shirred dress. The tutorial was easy enough to follow along, but I think the fabric I used made it difficult to work with. I just used 100% polyester satin. This was the first time I've sewn with satin or any slippery fabric. Overall it was a nice easy long dress. I wore it to a wedding rehearsal dinner.

Shirred Dress.JPG
PDF Tutorial

= Wedding Gifts =
This was for my husband's cousin. I only finished half of it... I'm notorious for UFOs! I made the short pleated apron and potholders from Amy Butler's InStitches book. I forgot to take a picture of the potholders.

AB Short Apron Terri II.JPG
Full Review Here


Nancey said...

That knit dress is very nice! I've been chickening out of making myself a knit dress. I see those Eco-friendly knits at Joann's and always talk myself out of the $12.99/yard. Maybe when it goes on sale. Anyway, do you use a regular needle and foot when doing knits? I have only used woven fabrics.

NGLaLALa said...

I actually used a ball point needle and a regular foot for sewing knits but instead of a straight stitch you would need to use a zigzag or stretch stitch. I played around on a couple of different settings on scrap fabric before I put the actual garment together. =)