Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Interesting Things

Lots of disparate things happening on the textile front around here. Fabric and yarn have been arriving from various points,and there's been knitting and even some sewing done. And for a finale, I fixed my washing machine's water level knob. That was highly satisfactory.

I got some Canapone hemp yarn from the other day, and am doing a remake of a pattern I really like. It's Louet's Lily shell, and I made it in Louet's Euroflax. This is a much more economical choice, and the feel seems to be just about the same. It's on size 0 (2mm) needles, in the round, and I'm about an inch and a half in.

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I also got some Filatura di Crosa Esotico from them.

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I finished the body on Alex's cabled sweater and now need to begin the sleeves, but I think I will have no trouble finishing before Christmas.
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I've ordered fabric from several places lately, and although I'm not doing anything with them yet, I have plans (of course) for them. First was the Indigo Floral and Taupe Modern Gab from Fashion Sewing Group.
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I'm planning a tunic with the floral, and pants with the gabardine.

Elliott Berman's is having a sale, and I snagged a lovely piece of rayon blend Chiffon. I'm always an easy mark for plaids, and I like this very much. I will probably become a blouse or even a dress since I have plenty.
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And finally, here's my progress on the Marfy 1949 Skirt.

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I think the fabric color shown is fairly true, at least on my monitor. I like the piping on the edge of the pocket, carried on to the waist seam. The waistband is only basted on, and nothing is really pressed yet. You can see the silk organza underlining showing at the hem edge. The basting stitches show the hemline. I'm really pleased with how this is turning out, but I'm not going to rush. It's been a fun project so far.


JoanneM said...

Love the floral and taupe modern garb
Great fabric!Marfy skirt looks great also.

Gail said...

That is a very interesting drape on the Marfly skirt.

BetsyV said...

Ooohh I was wondering how the Marfy skirt was coming along. Very nice!

I like the yarns too but am hopeless with yarn.

McVal said...

I know how to crochet, but that's it with yarn and even then I have no patience for crocheting...
However those fabrics look awesome! Please model that Marfy skirt when it gets done! I'm interested in that drapey thing going on there.

Mardel said...

Oh, I ordered the indigo floral too, but mine is not here yet; I know it was being held for something. That plaid looks lovely too....I've been thinking about plaids lately, especially in lighter fabrications.

The skirt is really coming along nicely.

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