Sunday, 24 May 2015

A Cover Kit and Some Sewing

There was a half decent cover kit on Cross Stitcher magazine this month, so long as you ignored the minor irritation of it telling you to use a loop start and stitch with three strands. Yeah, sure, OK,,,how?  How do I do a loop start with an odd number of strands? Oh, and also, if you want me to use a loop start don't cut the threads to 12" lengths. Just saying...
Anyway other than that it was a nice little kit to make this brooch.


I really enjoy stitching on these wooden blanks. He's a bit bigger than I'd normally wear a brooch, but I think he might look quite good on my denim jacket.
On the sewing front I actually made something for me for a change. This is Simplicity 1612 made up in a nice ponte roma jersey I found on EvilBay.


Some slight tweaks to the pattern, (see my full pattern review here if you're interested) but it made up quite quickly, and I'm thinking of making another in a lighter weight jersey. I particularly like this soft-twist keyhole effect at the back.


7 comments:

Justine said...

What a beautiful dress - you're so clever! I think Cross Stitcher is not as good as it used to be, but there's lots I like in the latest edition. Your brooch is really pretty.

Linda said...

I've got the same kit to stitch. Love your dress especially like the back detail - looks super.

Preeti said...

Your brooch is beautiful !! Lovely dress:)
I haven't ever sewed anything wearable for me.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

The brooch is great, looks like some of Emily Peacock's designs. I haven't got a copy of CS for ages now.

The dress looks great, I like the fabric and the back too.

Mrs Milkybar Kid said...

Amazing dress making skills you have Christine, I love the dress! Such a cute brooch, shame CS couldn't get the instructions right, especially when a lot of people use magazines for an intro to stitching........!

Julie said...

The dress looks wonderful, perhaps one day i'll be good enough with the machine to attempt something as lovely.
Nice brooch, shame the instructions were so poor, it might put some new stitchers off.

blue star stitcher said...

Very pretty dress, I am always impressed by crafters who can sew clothing.