I really have been obsessing over Anna Maria Horner's fabrics. Every collection that comes out I initially look and go ok thats nice. But the more I look at it the more I start to fall in love with it. She is brilliant. Here colors are just perfect. All of them. So I started making some of her figure 8 scarves and I think they are just the perfect project to really show off some fabric.
This is the one I chose for myself to keep. It is a little wide and long for me who is slightly more petite but it is really striking against a plain colored shirt and even though I usually dress very simply I love it and feel great when I wear it.
This is the second one I made. It is a gift for someone for Christmas . These are more "my" colors but they are the recipients as well. It is gorgeous. I made a second of the one I am keeping to give to someone else and also have a fourth waiting to be finished that is another combo of colors. It is a rather simple sew except the voile shifts a bit. I think at some point I will have to invest in a walking foot. For now I pin, pin, pin and go slow. The hardest part of it is hand sewing the last seam with a blind stitch. I am HORRIBLE at hand stitching but I am getting better with each scarf.
The next project was so much fun and again an easy sew. I am really trying not to be intimidated by knits. They really are very forgiving. Especially in children's clothing.
|She was posing "nicely" so she could get back to watching her show.|
|The back. I debated on the ruffly leg bottoms but I like it.|
|The leg doesn't sit weird like the picture. They actually fit fantastically.|
The pattern is from LilBlueBoo the Sienna Dress and it is so easy and has so many possibilities. I am also obsessed with her blog. I never took any art classes ever. I never considered myself artistic. I was the math and science kinda girl so I am learning all kinds of cool techniques that I would love to try. I found this shirt at the thrift store quite awhile ago and I new the only way to get her to wear it was to add pink so I used some of this interlock I got at a great price when the local fabric boutique store went out of business.
Well there are a few more projects I completed but I think this is long enough. Hopefully I can post some more soon.