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Modified Vogue 1250

So obviously I am the last person in the world to make Vogue 1250.  I have made it twice.  Once is red version which is the dress, though left rather longer than on the pattern (I haven't actually hemmed this yet so not sure of the final length).  The other is a teal version modified to be a cowl neck top:


Here I am looking rather awkward in it and with the top draping oddly (neither I nor the top look like that most of the time!).  It was made in a teal viscose / spandex oddment I got from Melbourne Tessuti while I was over there recently.  Oddly I think it suits the other fabric (cheapy Spotlight jersey spandex) better as that fabric is more drapey, but a few washes might change that.  I cut an enormous size 20 (to get the shoulders and chest in there) and then spent lots of time bringing the waist and hips back to probably a 14 and 16 respectively, though am not sure as I did with the garment after rather than with the pattern initially.
Here is a view of the back:

And a slight…

Zpaghetti bag for Kate

A bag for a friend...

I haven't really posted much since we went to the Melbourne Quilt and Craft Show.  Interesting trip really.  I found some amazingly lovely things such as some lovely printed linens from Duckcloth and also some Zpaghetti.  Both of these fit my criteria for projects I wanted to get on with, interesting new materials and things we don't get down here in Tassie.  I was a bit disappointed with the rest of it mind - there didn't seem to be as much in the way of really nice wool and also the quilts themselves for the most part just didn't really grab me.  Perhaps I am a bit more aware of what's out there than I was the last time I went...

Anyway on to the Zpaghetti.  This is "yarn" made from the off-cuts of the garment industry.  Think t-shirt fabric in a gorgeous array of colours, some with patterns and some plain.  They are fabulous.  My only concern was needing to get a 0.8kg "ball" of the stuff home on the plane (measures abou…

Where have I been, I ask myself...

So I have been suspiciously quiet for all of August but really I have been busily making stuff but failing to finish much.  I have made Vogue 1250 in deep red (haven't hemmed the bottom),  most of three amigurumi bunnies (not yet complete), a zpaghetti bag for a friend (done and posted - more on that later), two quilts (one nearly bound and ready to reveal soon) and a modified Vogue 1250 in teal for a new top...phew!  I have actually been busy then...just not finishing and blogging!

Got me thinking about how much I would like more time for all this though.  Every other sewing and craft blog I read seems to have posts at least once or twice a week and often they are things like "I got this fabric today and am going to make this pattern" and then two days later they post their finished article.  It takes me weeks.  Seriously.  Weeks and weeks.  Is it the fact I have to go to work three days a week? (seems unlikely)  Is it the small people? (probably)  Is it that my sewing …