Wednesday, 7 March 2007

Chocolate Bear

Bear for My New Nephew

I have a new nephew so decided I would try making another bear. As it is a boy I went through my stash looking for non-floral fabric and decided upon the chocolate self stripe corduroy. He is made from a pattern in a Family Circle book about sewing for babies.

He would be about 25cm high ad quite fat. Overall I am reasonably happy with the result, though the instructions became very vague by the end of the construction process and I was left to kind of guess how to get it all together.

Now I need to think of a name for him and put him in the post.

Monday, 5 March 2007

Grandma's Singlet - Mark 2

Second Attempt at a Singlet:

Here is the result of a second attempt at making a singlet for my Grandma. After I was able to fit the first one there were a few areas which needed to be modified. The neckline and arm holes are deeper and I changed the way I finished the neckline and arm holes.

Here is a close up of the neckline and arm holes:

I simply overlocked the edge of the fabric then stitched stretch lace around the neck and arm holes, I think I am happier with the finished result using this technique.

Now I just need to get it in the post.