Thursday, March 28, 2013

WIP's and a Finished Project

This week I took stock of all of the WIPs in my house.  Um...I have a lot of WIPs.  So many that I don't want to own up to the total number, so I'll just show you a couple of the sewing WIPs.

But at least I have made some progress, however s-l-o-w, on a couple of projects.  I finally tacked in the angel back on Pauloa 901A.  This is the view of the back of the dress pinned to Esme: 

And I photocopied and enlarged the Adjust-for-You dress illustrations from McCall's 8106 in order to make a dress for Prudence:

I cut a muslin of the dress and I do believe that it might actually fit with only some slight adjustments to the neckline and armscyes. I'll keep fiddling with it.

Finally, I'm proud to let you know that I actually completed something this week!  My friend Louis is super-creative, and he kindly offered to teach me to make a freshwater pearl and crystal necklace:

Well, truth be told, he did most of the wire-wrapping, but I helped!  I'm excited about learning how to wire-wrap jewelry.  It's easier than I thought, but I do need to pick up some better needle-nose pliers than those I currently have so I can continue to make jewelry.

So what are you working on this week?


  1. I looooove your dress and your wire-wrapped necklace is beautiful. working with wire is one of my great pleasures in life, and it is a lot easier than I originaly thought too. Sending love, Colette, Em xxx

    1. Thank you so much Emma, the dress is coming along and I'm glad you like the necklace (especially as you are a wonder at jewelry-making!). Have a wonderful day!

  2. What a delicate, gorgeous necklace! Though I find it's murder on my arms, I love doing wire wrapping, too. There's a certain almost zen-like calm to the repetitive nature of wire wrapping (and sometimes jewelry making as a whole). If you're investing in a pair or two of jewelry making pliers, I can't recommend getting ones with ergonomic handles highly enough.

    Happiest Easter weekend wishes!
    ♥ Jessica


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