Thursday, July 22, 2010

my creative space :: sewing pleats

This month’s sewing challenge is to sew pleats, so this morning I am drafting a pattern ready to start sewing over the weekend. All the best intentions here not to leave this month’s challenge to the last minute.

drafting a kilt

… and speaking of best intentions. There is still no ‘after’ shot to follow this ‘before’ shot. It certainly didn’t happen that day, or overnight but I am still plugging away at it so maybe that too will be finished by the end of the month.

To relish in the world of creativity dance a jig over to Kirsty’s place

20 comments:

  1. That's perfectly ok, read this post by Made by Rae, and nod your head...
    http://www.made-by-rae.com/2010/07/i-had-epiphany.html
    anyway your before picture is so pretty it deserves to stand alone!!

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  2. Ha ha, I thought this was going to be a tutorial! I see Deb has already mentioned the Made By Rae post ;)

    I love the picture of the little girl, she reminds me of Milly Molly Mandy. Sigh, sometimes I'd love to have a little girl to sew for! I've actually just printed off this free dress pattern from Oliver and S, will have to make it for one of the Bug's little girlfriends :)

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  3. oh yay, great to see some drafting going on, have a good one!

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  4. I can relate to that! Can't wait to see your pleats but I will, I mean...I'll just have too:))

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  5. Pleats seem just a tad intimidating. Good luck, but I am sure you with ace it!

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  6. Oops, meant to link to the free Oliver & S pattern, just in case it's useful to you too: http://www.oliverands.com/downloads/Oliver+SPopoverSundress.pdf

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  7. wow, very creative, pleats & your own pattern, you go girl.

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  8. At least you've got as far as the 'before' picture!! Better than I'm managing today!
    Hope it all goes well with the pleats! :)

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  9. Good luck with the pleats (and the intentions)...I've never tried them.

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  10. I probably won't join you on this one but i am sending positive feelings of success! xx

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  11. i love handsewing my pleats....

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  12. and whatdya mean my doll looks freaky...freaky like bride of chucky? ? :/

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  13. Pleats and drafting your own pattern sounds very adventurous! Good luck with it! (and my sewing room is looking way worse than yours at the moment!! :o) )

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  14. Good luck with the pleats Sally! I love the book in your photo :) Kx

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  15. I so wish i could draft patterns. It is something I'd really like to learn one day. Hope you had a good day.

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  16. man, you are drafting patterns too! Put the rest of us to shame!
    & yay to the Milly Molly Mandy pic! lol That's me! lol (well my sister thinks so anyway!)

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  17. i too have a lot of B4 photos and no after photos:D it's all part of the game.

    hugz
    grace

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  18. Cutey cute - loving the look of the pattern. That always helps you stick to a dealine I reckon

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  19. Wow - good on you - I love pleats, but have never sewn them (properly)!

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  20. I'm sorry, but I just saw a comment about handsewing pleats. Wow. New worlds of pain are opening up to me!

    Meanwhile, enjoy those pleats...

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