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Nobones
05-03-2007, 06:44 AM
What is the project you have most pride in? And why? :star: :star:

Sara
05-03-2007, 08:19 AM
I took an Alter Years pattern for an Irish Renaissance period dress and altered it to fit my daughter for her first communion. I made two dummy dresses out of old sheets to get the fit right.

It was beautiful. :inlove: The overdress was a heavy white cotton. The underskirt was a lighter white cotton with sprays of pink and green flowers. The shirt was a billowy white linen with pink ribbons gathering up the arms. I don't have a digital picture. :thinking: I should find a way to scan one.

Nobones
05-03-2007, 09:49 AM
Oooohhh that sound lovely, shame you don't have a piccie.
I think the projects we put the most love into are the one's we tend to be most fond of

meearnol
05-03-2007, 10:52 AM
I made 2 period costumes for myself for the Madrigal dinners we had when I was in high school. I made a couple more for other people in the choirs. Those 2 that I made for myself though were more fun to sew than anything else I've ever made. I also made a Halloween costume for myself when I was 18. It was a dress that was half Dorothy and half the Wicked Witch of the West. It was very cool.

I haven't used my sewing machine in over a year. :oops: All this knitting occupies my time (and it's so much more portable!) Maybe I should drag it out again and make something.

newamy
05-03-2007, 11:55 AM
I don't sew often. I usually say I specialize in curtains and Halloween costumes. It's been awhile since I did a costume. The most intricate one I did was an alien for my son in 2002. It was tricky. The mask was tear dropped shaped, to wear it he had to pull it on over his head then there was a zipper attached that zipped down the back. Also there is some mesh over the eyes, I did not use thick mesh- wanted him to be able to see- but I did put some in, that was tricky too. Found a pic to attach. My daughter is 2 in the photo and my son 7. Wow, now my daugher is 7.... The tiger she is wearing I made for my son when he was two by getting a big gold t-shirt at GoodWill and painting the stripes on with fabric paint. Then just a black outfit underneath and ears and a tail! I love Halloween. But neither of my kids have needed me to sew them a costume lately- when she was small my daughter used the ones I had already made and now she wants to be things you buy at the store.

Holly
05-03-2007, 02:31 PM
I'm currently working on a quilt for my sisters baby due in June. It is very challenging for me, but it will be so cute if I can pull it off :-) (I'll try to attach a pic of the pattern.)

Sadly, I haven't found any knitting time because of the sewing :pout: I did use the quilt as an excuse to buy a new sewing machine!

The quilt I have the most pride in is one I made for my girlfriend's baby that had large chicks made out of chenille appliqued in each block.

humblestumble
05-03-2007, 02:54 PM
I take most pride out of a fishbed I made for my cats. I never did finish it, but it gets used everyday.

Nobones
05-04-2007, 10:51 AM
You guys have posted some lovely pieces. I've seen some lovely patchwork patterns in simplicity for knitting bags and needle rolls. I've never done any kind of patchwork and it all seems to complicated to me. I can never bring myself to buy one!

I think the item I am most proud of is this,


http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a51/mikebull/CivilWar01.jpg

It took nearly 3 months,as I was really ill at the time. It was made for my best friend, I put a lotta love and a lotta work into it. It had the total of 21 meters of fabric iin the end. It's the biggest thing I've sewn to date, and so far my favourite.

Stonington
05-04-2007, 11:23 AM
You guys have posted some lovely pieces. I've seen some lovely patchwork patterns in simplicity for knitting bags and needle rolls. I've never done any kind of patchwork and it all seems to complicated to me. I can never bring myself to buy one!

I think the item I am most proud of is this,


http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a51/mikebull/CivilWar01.jpg

It took nearly 3 months,as I was really ill at the time. It was made for my best friend, I put a lotta love and a lotta work into it. It had the total of 21 meters of fabric iin the end. It's the biggest thing I've sewn to date, and so far my favourite.

WOW! That is absolutely incredible. :cheering: stunning!

anne