Monday, March 21, 2011

Madison Avenue Monday: Breathlessly Feminine!

A "delicate" sweater that "turns every season into spring"....

From McCall's Needlework & Crafts, March/April 1984

And happy second day of Spring to you all!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Craft Update: Vogue 8642

Sorry for the long silence friends; it's been a crazy couple of weeks.  In spite of busyness I did complete the infamous purse, Vogue 8642, and not a moment too soon, eh?  It's been almost a year!  I think I should get the award for the slowest sewist ever.

Wish I had someone available to model my creations.  I stuffed the purse with paper and snapped a quick shot this afternoon, so it's a bit lopsided:

I modified the width of this purse -- by about an inch on each side --  it's not quite as wide or dramatic as the original pattern.  As cute as the purses Vogue 8642 turned out, I will probably never sew this pattern again.   I found the instructions confusing at times and so did my sewing instructor, and she has been sewing for at least 40 years!

I never would have been able to sew this on my own, and that is why I was only able to sew it during class time when I could get help from my instructor.  This is not a purse for a beginner/advanced beginner like me, so if you're not an experienced sewist be forewarned.

More to come soon....