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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

White and Red Lace Skirt

I started this project probably two years ago. I can't remember why exactly I didn't finish it until know, but if it wasn't memorable, then it wasn't a good reason. And that's the truth. 

It's nothing special, just a circle skirt. I tried it on and decided it wasn't really my style anymore. I decided to give it to a friend who I think will enjoy it more. 

Red stretch lace over a white lycra blend. 

Encased elastic waistband.

Yup. That's all there is. It was much shorter on my friend than myself, so we didn't want to risk hemming it and having it end up too short. 

The part of this project I really liked was the red lace. I liked the pattern two years ago and still like it now, so maybe you'll see another project with it! (But hopefully in less than two years.) 
-Taft WK 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Pen Pouch

A classmate of mine commissioned me to make a pouch for his fountain pen. An interesting project, but as most of you know, I'm up for making just about anything. 

He created a fabric on Spoonflower and ordered a sample swatch of it, which was all I needed for the project. 

Button closure, felt lining. The pictures really say everything about it. 

Here's to more commissions! 
-Taft WK

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Black and White Tank Top

It's another Alabama Chanin project! Speaking of which, I got to meet Natalie Chanin again in July! She was at Heath Ceramics and had an art exhibit in their Boiler Room. There were racks of beautiful clothes, absolutely amazing. Such an inspirational event. 

I made another tank top, but with some fun fabric this time. Same as before, I machine-stitched the interior seams and felled the neckline and attached the armholes by hand. 

Did a little crossover in the front to finish it. I liked the raw edge on the neckline. 

I whipstitched the armhole so it would still be stretchy. The fabric I used was very stretchy, so I wanted to use a stitch that wouldn't hinder the stretch. 

And finally, the back. 

It should have been a quick project, but it spent several months in my project box while I was forgetting to do get more white button craft thread to finish 2 inches of the armhole.

-Taft WK