Considering how many things I've made this summer, prior to starting this blog, perhaps I should do a little show and tell recap.
First, researched my husband's family crest and embroidered it to add onto a tshirt for his birthday.
Then I made a maxi dress out of a bit of scrap material from ages ago and a beach cover up wrap that my sis-in-law was going to throw away at Christmas time. If it is decent material I will always find something to make out of it. I decided to leave the little fringe tassle things on the outside for an interesting look. I don't have a good detail shot of the back, but I also added a bunch of pleats along the back which gives it nice movement and the feel of a train, even if there isn't really one. This has got to be the easiest thing I've ever sewn and yet it gets the most compliments.
After giving into a slight Regency inspiration for that maxi dress, I decided to design a dress that was based more heavily off of a Regency bodiced petticoat I saw. This was my first time ever creating a proper pattern. So much math, but at least now I have a pattern that I can alter to different sizes to make for others.
After that came a little black dress. I'd been wanting to make a LBD for a while. When a pattern came up on Burda Style that I kinda liked, I realized I didn't like the details on it, and instead used the pattern for the dress lining as a basis for my own design. It ended up having a very early 60's feel to it. My first attempt at hand stitching in an invisible zipper after many years of avoiding them with buttons.
And finally, I knit a camera sock for our first ever camera! As a joint birthday pressie, we got given a digital camera. This is a big deal for us. Neither of us have ever owned a camera before, so we bought a disposable for our honeymoon, thinking we ought to get some pics....we still haven't gotten it developed. Without this fun new gifty, I wouldn't have any of the above pictures. It is a snazzy red camera, so I knit up a matching red cover.
That pretty much covers the summer.