22 January, 2013
ananemone added the project Oasis Dress
I made this dress from a burdastyle pattern (girl’s pleated dress 11/2012 #152); It was easy to put together though I didn’t follow the instructions exactly. Instead, I finished it the way you wou…
10 November, 2012
ananemone added the project Girls Pleated Dress in Jessica Jones's Calliope
I made Burdastyle’s “Girl’s Pleated Dress 11/2012 #152” in a cotton canvas, and lined the yoke/bodice with a cranberry cotton voile (from the Free Spirit Voiles, very very soft).
It went togethe…
31 March, 2012
ananemone commented on the article And the winners of the "Vintage-Inspired, Modern Style" Design Challenge are...
congrats to the winners! lovely dress and coat.
21 January, 2012
ananemone commented on the project Aqua and Pink Farbenmix dress
Thanks :) I used the Manhattan dress from Sewing Clothes Kids Love (which, I think, is co-written by one of the people who does the Farbenmix patterns).
I don’t know if it’s available separately;…
16 January, 2012
ananemone added the project Aqua and Pink Farbenmix dress
This time I just did one layer of skirt, so only the bodice is lined (with cream flannel, for warmth in the winter/spring). I think it will make a cheerful easter dress…
9 January, 2012
ananemone added the project Valentine Farbenmix Dress
From a pattern from Sewing Clothes Kids Love, made from some new and some upcycled fabrics (the dress is reversible, and one side is from an upcycled sheet, the other side mostly from new fabrics)….
2 January, 2012
ananemone commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 31 - Win a Thread Box from Gütermann!
I sew clothes in lots of different colors, and gutermann is the very best for thread.
28 December, 2011
ananemone added the project Magnet Mens Dress Shirt
Used the Jakob pattern in a cobalt linen; magnets instead of buttons (handsewn). Pattern is pretty straightforward, but had to draft a separate collar as the given one is huge and crazy; also adde…
ananemone added the project Farbenmix pants
I used a pattern from Sewing Clothes Kids Love, with a stretch twill found on sale at Wal-Mart for $1.50/yard. The knees and pockets are a Jessica Jones canvas print.
They went together very …
5 December, 2011
ananemone commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 5 - Win The Colette Sewing Handbook, Three Patterns, and a $25 Gift Certificate from Colette Patterns!
I love the parfait pattern.
ananemone commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 4 Win $100 worth of items from Oilcloth By The Yard!
I would definitely make a raincoat, lined with flannel or even quasi-quilted, maybe.
3 December, 2011
ananemone commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 2 - Win a Three-Year Subscription to Selvedge Magazine!
cotton, for sure.
30 August, 2011
ananemone posted a message on ananemone's wall
I didn’t do the boning – it didn’t need it, really. The bodice, which is basically just a bust, is not easy, but that one inside-out picture showing you how the pieces fit together on the inside r…
6 June, 2011
ananemone commented on the article Comment to Win a Lisette Sewing Pattern!
They’d be great for errands.
19 May, 2011
ananemone commented on the project Not a natural born seamstress
I think it’s quite nice; I made the Cate recently and had the same difficulty with the instructions – I think the main problem is that they’re for a slightly different pattern, perhaps originally …
18 May, 2011
ananemone commented on the article Comment to Win from Arrow & Kangaroo Sewing Cabinets
I am using a large folding picnic/buffet table bought at walmart for $20 or so. It holds my heavy old Singer and has enough room to spread out, but it is not perfectly sturdy. :)
9 May, 2011
A pain to make, mostly because the instructions are for a slightly different dress – one with a bubble hem, and interfacing and boning, and a few extra mystery pieces that don’t appear in the pdf. …