I've been sewing a lot lately. I've already dulled my sewing machine needle (I only had one from when I purchased my sewing machine, the other needles I have are for the Singer machines). So I bought some of those on Ebay today, hopefully they will come quickly so that I can get back to sewing.
I have quite a few projects that I'm working on, so I'll try to keep up with getting them posted.
I love this fabric. It's very vintage. It's cotton. I really like to use natural materials when possible.
I've gotten in the habit of hand-basting the seams before machine sewing, and it makes a huge difference in the precision of the fit. I did a hat last night without basting the seams first, and it was a decided reminder as to why I baste first, sew second.
This is the first time that I've sewn a newsboy cap. This pattern would be perfect to use for a beret as well as newsies. I made this using a pattern from Eugenia Kim's "Saturday Night Hat".
I made this hat from an upcycled wool Liz Claiborne skirt. I really like the fabric. It's lined with black satiny fabric. The pattern called for cardboard to stiffen the bill. However I opted to go for something a little more washable: plastic canvas. It works quite well for this application.
The little wool button was from a trade with the lovely Julie Collings.
Both of my dresses have princess seams, and the hemlines fall a little below the knee.