2 April, 2011
katharinecrompton added the project Purple Pashmina Top
This was very simple to make – I just cut a pashmina in half and hemmed the neckline and sewed it back together.
katharinecrompton added the project Beige/Cream Flower Embroidery Dress
This was made from my mother’s old skirt…
katharinecrompton added the project Cherry Red 50s Dress
Kinda an attention grabber! From a vintage late 50s/early 60s dress.
katharinecrompton added the project Vintage Malaysian puff-sleeves
This dress is so summery.
katharinecrompton added the project Black-and-white Skirt
katharinecrompton added the project Wedgwood Blue Coffee Date Dress
I love this dress :)
25 November, 2009
katharinecrompton posted a message on katharinecrompton's wall
Thanks! I do wear my stuff in public actually, but I live in the middle east where people wear unusual stuff anyway…..!
20 May, 2009
katharinecrompton added the project Red/Black Anda
I made this in one afternoon for a dinner the next day. Overall I’m pleased with it but the fabric was horrible to work with – it was very stiff and kept fraying. I used facings instead of binding …
10 February, 2009
katharinecrompton added the project Fifties red/white striped dress
I made this ages ago from a free pattern available here:
I’m not actually that keen on it – it was very hard work for the overal…
katharinecrompton added the project Two-pair jeans skirt
I made this out of two pairs of jeans – I couldn’t find any proper instructions for such a full skirt on the internet so I invented it myself by cutting off the legs of one pair and then cutting th…
katharinecrompton added the project Early Sixties Blue Print Dress
I said I’d make one! This is the same pattern as the black dress. Yes I like twirly-skirt photographs. I really love this dress pattern.
This looks best with white strappy heels but I forgot …
12 January, 2009
katharinecrompton commented on the project Second Regency Dress
thanks! I live in the UAE and I got the fabric in a shop over here – it was actually indian sari fabric – mostly cotton i think.
3 January, 2009
katharinecrompton commented on the project Early Sixties Black Print Dress
Thanks for all the comments!
jbella, the pattern number is Vogue 5121. I thought I had posted the entire pattern envelope picture but the top got cut off.
1 January, 2009
katharinecrompton posted a message on sew4my3's wall
Hi! Thanks for your comments on my sixties dress. I posted a picture of the pattern envelope as you requested.
30 December, 2008
katharinecrompton added the project Early Sixties Black Print Dress
Made using a vintage pattern and some fairly vintage fabric my grandmother gave me. It turned out a little small at first but I let out the darts and seams and it was OK. The sleeves are kimono sle…
28 December, 2008
katharinecrompton added the project Second Regency Dress
I made this two years ago but never got round to posting it. I’m still waiting for the day when I can wear it…..I love historical costume but have moved onto making stuff I can actually wear ever…
27 December, 2008
katharinecrompton added the project White/Navy Cowl Neck Top
I made this using some stretchy fabric my grandmother gave me. I didn’t really like the fabric but I thought I would try out the Lydia pattern with it. I copied Lauriana’s draped neck how-to though…
25 October, 2008
katharinecrompton added the project Brocade Bag
I made this with some thick upholstery fabric someone gave me. I got the rings and zip from an old fabric bag which I ripped up to use for a pattern. The handle was horribly difficult to sew.
5 October, 2008
katharinecrompton added the project Upcycled Pinafore
I haven’t really altered this much – it originally had annoying puffy elbow sleeves which didn’t suit me at all. I was trying to alter them when I ripped then. Then I realised I could do with a pin…
28 June, 2008
katharinecrompton posted a message on maldrich's wall
I just saw your comment on my wall. Regency dresses forever! I followed the pattern exactly, scaling up one square on the pattern to an inch – I didn’t have much idea how it would turn out b…
12 June, 2008
katharinecrompton commented on the project Striped Linen Blend Celestina for Summer
Thanks. I tried to say that it was Celestina but it hasn’t come up…
katharinecrompton added the project Striped Linen Blend Celestina for Summer
I didn’t alter this much; I made it very slightly longer, shortened the sleeves and added the cuffs/sleeve bands at my mother’s suggestion. And I added the neckline filler because it felt just a bi…
4 June, 2008
katharinecrompton commented on the project Chapeau perdu
Very very cute. For the clipped seam thing, couldn’t you just add another layer of fabric in between the two layers. I don’t think it would need to be that thick…
24 May, 2008
katharinecrompton added the project Black Satin Clutch Bag
I made this in literally ten minutes. I was getting ready to go out in a Danielle dress I had just finished when I realised I didn’t have a bag which went with it, so I ran this up with a rectangle…
katharinecrompton added the project Squares Bag
I needed a handbag and made this with no fixed idea in mind. I’m really pleased with the way it turned out.
28 April, 2008
katharinecrompton commented on the project Regency Dress - 1808
yes, clairelovestosew, thats the right period. It’s one of the easiest historical periods to sew as you don’t need miles of fabric or fancy underwear…