I forgot about a few other little things that I made. The first were some ballet flats socks. I'm tired of sweaty feet inside my everyday shoe wear and I don't anticipate regular socks in these becoming kosher... ever. This was also my first ever 'socks' that I knit. That was a big step. I had to learn a few new skills for these.
Next were some fun flower hair clips that I made for my dear friend Kat's birthday. Birthday gifts on a budget can be tough, but these were what I came up with. For the teal ones I used some lining fabric that I held over a flame to shape and singe. The others were fancy silk samples of fabric I'd gotten. I used pearls from an old family heirloom necklace that had broken and wasn't worth re-stringing.
Now this is my little pet project that I started. I was walking down Granville St. near the theatre that I work at and there was a window display of a dress with this really fun sewn down pleats over the waist with topstitching on them. I loved that idea and stole it, but changed everything else about the dress. I know that I need to make some dresses with long sleeve since the winter weather will be here before you know it and I am the human popsicle. I found a lovely wool blend fabric in the bargain section of Dresses that I figured would work nicely for it. It was called 'cadet blue' but in many kinds of light it appears half way between navy blue and a deep purple. I really like that. The fabric is wonderful to work with and I did so much in one afternoon that I'm hopeful I may finish this in time to wear for my headshots photo time next month. It is tricksy business picking out a top for those things. Oh yes, and my hair is red again. I missed it.