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Wednesday, June 30, 2010
I though my readers might like to go through this a little faster so I will try and post the dress/ slips and the repairs on the same day from now on. If I have a reproduction ( my version of it) done on that item I will try and post it on the same-day too. Otherwise you will have to wait on the reproductions.
This dress had the sleeves all torn and the button placket had a hole and there was a hole next to the button placket too. Once again an ironing will do wonders for this.
This dress is repaired and here is an unblurry photo of it.
If you look close at the top photo at the bottom left of the photo you will notice one of the repairs on this dress. It is L shaped. Also if you look at the bottom photo there was a hole at the bottom of the button placket which is also repaired now.
All repair posts will have the original post number such as this one was Part 3 and an letter to show sub class of that post. All repairs posts will have the letter a, and all reproduction posts will have the letter b when I get around to making them.
This little dress looks like it is made from a lot of pieces but upon inspection it is only really made from two that have some real cool shapes to get this look. There is one piece for the front and one for the back. Sorry the first photo in this post is terrible I will take a new one and post it when I post the repair post so you can see it clearer.
This piece has tatting on the bottom hem so when I reproduce this one I will reproduce the tatting as well.
This is the only one that still had it's original button attached to it.
I have made patterns 4 out of the 6 little dresses and slips I am showing. The last two are the hardest to pattern and this is one of those two the other was the first one I showed. I have even gotten as far as making two of them up already. Two slips that is which are easy because they didn't have embroidery on them and only edgings. But progress all the same and the dresses have all their repairs.
I love the little details that are all over this dress.
back yoke and detail on seam
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
This dress is simple and sweet. It is made from one piece of fabric folded over for the front and back. Then there is the binding for the sleeves and neck/button placket. It is amazing to me how sheer the fabric is and that so little damage was done to all of these dresses. I mean think of 1 year old these days falling and playing and eating you would think these would have a ton more damage on them then they do such as ripped and torn all over the hem, stained from food and grass and so on.
It has details of daisies around the neck and hem.
As you can tell in the photos there is a picot crochet edging going around the bottom of the dress to finish the hem detailing.I love the simple little details of the pink going around the hem to match the collar.
The other significant damage on this is at the center back at the bottom of the button placket.
Monday, June 28, 2010
We have been gone for a while at two different family reunions. I have seen more of the inside of a car than I care to think about lately. At the last one some items were found that belonged to my mother-in-law when she was a baby. There was 3 dresses and 3 slips. I am repairing these and cleaning them so my children can have them and enjoy them too when they grow up and have kids of their own. Till then they are in my collection and I get to enjoy looking at them hanging in my sewing room. I have already cleaned them and sewed on antique mother of pearl buttons when I realized I had not taken photos yet. So this is already into the repair process. I will not be showing how to do repairs just the before and after photos as I didn't take any during the repairs. Which I am almost done with now. I also plan to sit down when I am done and make copies of these. Might be fun to make patterns to sell from these if people are interested. I will post one item a day except the last day. So this will take 5 days to get through all of these. I will in time show the copies I will make. But I haven't even started that yet.
This is the detail of the collar and the yoke embroidery. The stain on the pin tucks didn't want to come out. So it will stay of course. All the embroidery on these dresses is hand done not machine made. It is also executed very well.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
That I am trying to finish. I also left off with this one in February as well. Hopefully it will get worked on some more in the near future (like the next two weeks)and be done for the fall as well. Last you saw it I had part of the body done. Now all the body is done to the underarm where it joins to the sleeves and I have 1/2 of one sleeve done. I need to finish the first sleeve to the underarm and then start and finish the other to the same joining point at the underarm. Then the yoke and button band So same as the other not much is left just got burned out on it.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
I few days ago I was straightening out my knitting crochet area and decided I was going to finish a few of my winter projects ie... the red sweater and I have a few more.
I would like these done before summer is over so I can wear them next fall. This one started back in February after I made a black version. I probably only have about 1 to two days work to finish it.
Is anyone else like this that you get so close to done that in 1 or 2 days it could be. The catch is you have burn out on it, so it just doesn't happen. Then months later when you find it again you wonder "why didn't I just finish that in the first place I could have been wearing it". I worked on it for a little bit today will try to get it done some time in the next week if all goes as planned. Top photo what it looked like this morning where I left off in February. and the second photo is as of tonight where it stands. The color is more accurate in the top photo the second one the flash is to bright.
Also here is a picture of this mornings sunrise loved it this picture does not do it justice. It was real dark rain clouds with the sun breaking through so pretty.
Monday, June 14, 2010
In this post my oldest daughter is making some fingerless gloves. When she had finished them she had some wool left over that she didn't want. So she traded me for some acrylic instead to make some Amigurumi dolls. When my middle daughter saw the blue wool she wanted wrist warmers made from it not fingerless gloves. So I did one then got busy and forgot all about this. Yesterday will going through my unfinished knit projects I found this and figure well I can get that done in a little bit. So today it is done and she is excited to use them next fall for school.
Real simple patternsize 6 needles and corresponding size yarn
string on beads I used 2 colors so ever other bead is a different color in a pattern yellow then pink repeat end with yellow for a total of 10 yellow and 9 pink, 19 beads per wrist total 38 rocaille beads
cast on 25 stitches
1. you knit every stitch
2.next row knit ever stitch slide yellow bead in place on 5th stitch
3. knit every stitch slide pink bead in place on 10th stitch
4. knit every stitch
repeat lines 1-4
till all beads are used
Now just knit every row until you have wrist warmer to desired width cast off and sew sides closed
On a side note ours was 72 rows
repeat process for second wrist warmer
Super simple don't know why I didn't finish them I think I was going back to school to help out after I had recovered from my operation and life got busy.
I used size 6 needle but you can use what ever yarn and needle work together and will fit your beads. Remember the small the yarn/thread the more you will have to cast on. And the larger the yarn and thread the less rows you have to do.
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I never showed these done so here they are.
One sleeve is unrolled so you can see that it actually would go to middle of my fingers when unrolled. I wanted it that way so if I was wearing it and my hands got cold I could warm them . Also I like the big cuff of seed stitch.
Here is the one I tested for Cozy but I added a collar I need to get a photo of it on a niece or nephew so it looks right
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