Friday, 12 October 2018

The Start of Autumn

And as usual I'm a bit late with the last of my summer makes, and a bit early with the first of my Christmas ones.
I did think this little corduroy dress I made might be ideal for bridging the season, but we seem to have skipped the intermediate weather this year and jumped straight from Indian Summer into full on wild autumn. Oh well, perhaps with a nice chunky cardigan and some woolly tights...
This is the Zoe dress from Sew Over It, made in a beautiful soft needlecord from Seasalt Cornwall (yes you CAN buy their fabrics!).

I do love the shape and fit of this dress (and did I mention - pockets!) however, and I'm well on the way to making a 3/4 sleeved version in a heavier weight fabric. Cool sunflare in the picture too.
The very early Christmas crafting takes the shape of a stained glass workshop my friend and I attended at Craft4crafters.

I loved making these little tree decorations, and I may have to have a bit of a play with this technique and some of my ridiculously large mountain entirely proportionate and appropriate collection of seaglass.
Oh and I made a little skirt from a couple of upcycled t-shirts. I'll be listing this one on my Folksy soon,


Carol said...

Love a dress with pockets--and I'm sure it will carry you through to winter with a cardigan and tights as you mentioned. The little trees are darling and I'd love to see what you create with your collection of sea glass, Christine... I still have the little bottle of it that you sent to me displayed on my bathroom shelf :)

Julie said...

The dress looks so comfy.
Loving the glass work.

rosey175 said...

Dresses with out pockets should be outlawed! And great for upcycling the HP shirt.

I love the stained glass! That's a class I'd take in a heartbeat. Your entirely proportionate and appropriate collection of sea glass will make some lovely pieces.

Wendy said...

such a lovely dress! i don't know what's going on with the weather this year. It felt like full on winter yesterdya!

Preeti said...

Your dress looks lovely! And the little stained glass creations are cute. I like the fringe of the skirt.