Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Pinafore or dress

Whatever you call this linen pretty, I reckon it'll work either way. It fits the kiddo now so I'll garb her in it with a skivvy or a long sleeve top underneath.

I love this fabric....again another purchase from Leslie's now closed up shop. The pattern is from this craft book. Yes, I'm hopeless. My addiction to japanese craft pattern books isn't waning. I seem to obsess about them more now that I've less time.

And what's this we see??? Button holes? Ack! Let's take a closer look.

Yes, yes! Perfect cute tiny buttonholes.

'Cos I brought home the ultimate swag from that most recent Sydney craft show last week. I took the plunge and upscaled my sewing toy to this grown-up piece....and I'm in love. It's so smooth, so quiet and so easy to learn. The pinafore is actually the second project I've sewn on the newbie. I cracked my learner plates on a new tea towel (already in use and grotty), an easy project to warm up a new sewing machine to.

And as if that wasn't enough, I also dived off the deep end and cast on this little cardigan. The kiddo's new apricot scarf (the blocking does wonders, I'm now a believer, Claudine!) was a hit.

You can't see it, but I just spotted a dropped stitch already. Do I care? Nope.

So was that a catch-up or what?! I'm switching comments back on, 'cos I wanna hear what you all have been up to. And by the way, any takers for this pile of fabric? I've just done another clean out and I've decided these are just too subdued for me colour-wise.

Okey dokey! Back to the real world.



sue said...

The pinafore dress looks beautiful! I love the scarf and the new project looks lovely too. I cant wait to see how it turns out.

Cathy said...

love all the stuff you are doing! The little pinafore is just beautiful. Yes, I am a firm believer in blocking too! I am very envious of your new machine too - can't wait to see what else you churn out.

Cass said...

Jade that dress looks great and I love the new machine. I'd love to look at that fabric second from the top and second from the bottom. Are you coming on Sunday?

Belinda said...

Yay you got the Bernina! So exciting!!!!!!!

Love the a dress, so perfect!

Are you coming Sunday??

Tamara said...

How perfect are those Bernina buttonholes! I love my Bernina for them. Mine isn't oh-so quite though, maybe it needs a service, acutally it definately needs as service.

Gorgeous dress - of course!

Thimbleanna said...

Yipee -- comments are back on!!!! Congratulations on that beautiful new machine -- what fun you're going to have. Love the Bub's new jumper (how's that for throwing in another name -- if it has a different shirt under it, we call it a jumper.) And whatever is going on on Sunday -- you better go -- your peeps are requesting your presence. ;-)

Di said...

Wow - you have been busy! I love the pinafore. I must admit when I was in Japan recently I only bought 2 books.....I probably should have bought more.....but I was good! Oh damn!

~ Kim ~ said...

The pinafore is gorgeous. Perfect for our cold weather. Lucky you getting a new machine. I'd buy those fabrics from you. They will come in handy when I finally make something for my little son!

Louise said...

Yay for comments!! I love, love, love the pinafore - so sweet on your little one. I hope we also get to catch up in August?

claudine said...

Look at that beautiful knitted scarf!! Great job, Jade! :) Blocking is really worth it.

Looove that dress. Congrats on your new machine, very exciting! Oh to have such neat buttonholes!

And as others have said - yay for comments :)

nicolette said...

Hurray for the comments section being on again! It’s so much easier now to tell you how wonderful your pictures are from your sweet little girl and the castles.

And your Bernina.... OMG you will love it! And all your creations and knittwear!!

little luxury said...

The dress looks lovely!Thanks for sharing.