First up, a dress in a day. Not the Colonial Williamsburgh variety, sadly, but an everyday dress that for once wasn't left to float around the sewing table waiting for hemming or buttonholes. The other day I went to the fabric shop, again, "just to look around" (famous last words). I came home with wool blend for trousers and this:
So, I made a dress out of it. There was just enough for my favourite pattern and I'm happy that this time there really was no extra fabric left over to fill my already overflowing stash. The pattern is my own, and I've made a couple other dresses using the same pattern, only altering the collar and the shape of the neckline.
Next, the 19th century reticule. I knitted it after this pattern and it really was a nice project. I don't really have anything special to say about it. I lined the bag with ordinary lining fabric and used leftover rouleaux piping for drawstrings. I like it.
|The thing was big enough to fit my headt :)|
|The yarn is lace weight wool, some random find from a trip to Stockholm a couple of years back.|
I've saved the best for last; the pelisse. Let's make it official. This week I finally finished the Museum of London pelisse. When I first saw it in the museum last September I knew I wanted to make it, but I never dared to think it would turn out this beautiful. I still want to take some proper photos of it to do it justice; somehow it doesn't feel right to just take a couple of pics in my kitchen and be done with it. It's an outdoors garment, so I try and do a proper photoshoot if I can lure somebody to help me with the camera. For now, this will have to do: