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Fabric Photos XXXI.

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Project Photos: Drawstring Bag & Terrarium Zipper Pouch

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Project Photos: Modified Butterick 4827 dress

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This is my outfit for the ren faire. I started out with the Butterick 4827 pattern, but I got rid of the princess seams and back lacing and replaced them with side lacing. Otherwise I went by the pattern on both the dress and the underskirt. The dress is made from a navy satin and the underskirt is a lovely brocade.


It has always been one of those things that I wanted to try making, but it was a bit more difficult than I expected. First off, I couldn't find any tutorials on how to put together a side lacing dress. This meant that I was pretty much on my own design wise. What I've come up with does leave an opening in the arm scythe above the lacing, and a bit of my white chemise will show through. The fit through the shoulders gets a bit weird, but I'm not sure if that has more to do with my alterations or the original pattern since I really only altered the seam lines on the side of the dress.


Then I had this brilliant idea that instead of fiddling around with grommets, …

Project Photos: Fancy One Strap Backpack

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Okay, so it's been awhile since I have posted any real projects, but I've been busy crafting for my ren faire outfit. This is my first time going to one of these events so I pretty much started from scratch. Everything has been rolling along and falling into place, and now I'm finally ready to start posting some pictures. I'll start with my bag:



This backpack is made from the fabric I had after making the dress. It wasn't really part of the plan, but the thought of this fabric languishing in a drawer unused was too much. I started hunting around for smallish projects that I could make and I stumbled across this pin on Pinterest. It brought me to this tutorial. The fact that I was working with scraps meant that I had to dig into my stash and tweak the pattern to really make a project this size work. It feels good to create something like this without buying a single thing!

The red brocade came from the underskirt. This one is my favorite fabric, but it was really e…

Contest Entry: Raccoons with Spoons

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Spoons    This week's challenge is celebrating our favorite utensil in the drawer, spoons! Create a spoon-themed design to be previewed at the fat quarter size (21" x 18"). Deadline for entry is Tuesday, March 10th. Voting will open on Thursday, March 12th.