Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Episode 11: Trial and Error

This week I had a few minor snags, but overall had a very productive week! Lots of spinning and knitting this week, what can i say, i got sucked in... :)

FORGOT TO MENTION THE WEEKLY VKN THURSDAY NIGHT STARTING AT 7PM! Contact me for the link... I will be plurking the link when it starts each thursday... :)

Monday, June 20, 2011

Episode 10: Father's Day!

This week I finally completed my first knitting project! I also managed to get some sewing done for the shop!


Check out A Good Yarn/Fiber Creek in Prescott, AZ. Great little shop with tons of cute fiber and yarnie goodness!

Thanks to Knitamanic from  Alpaca And Ewe!


Malabrigo Tank Top- Using Malabrigo Rios in the Cumparista colorway and US size 9/5.5mm hook

Not-So Colorful Dollies- no love this week, but almost done with last one. Using my first handspun yarn!



Zig And Zag Lace Scarf- by Jocelyn Prasad, using a SW Merino sock yarn from Ethereal Fibers in the "Wicked" colorway, and a US size 5/ 3.75mm needles. Just about through the 3rd repeat!

Stockinette Mitts- by Sandy Satre using Yarn Bee Andes Alpaca in the "Arabesque" colorway, and US size 7/ 4.5mm DPNs. Just about ready to start the thumb on the first one!


Shoulderette- made with Naturally Caron  Country in the "Peacock" colorway and  US size 6/ 4mm needles


          Anchor's Away Apron
         Medium Project Bag


Knitting On The Fly

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Monday, June 13, 2011

Episode 9: Epic Failsauce

The title about sums up the week, I had to redo majority of knitting projects, finished some painting and crochet, while dealing with fails all along the way, including uploading the episode...lol took a couple trys but here it is!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Sew Along Skirt Tutorial

I'll be starting posting the pattern today and will finish with it tomorrow...  As always if you have any questions or need any help feel free to contact me or ask for help on the Ravelry board.

Getting Started-

  • Throughout the pattern I will be using my own measurements as an example. Example measurements will be given in [brackets].
  • This tutorial is written with the hems serged and then stitched at 1/4"

You'll Need:
     1 yard of main material
     3/4 yard of accent material
(I used cotton fabric for this project, make sure if you are using a different fabric, such as jersey, that you allow for stretch)
     2 or 3 large matching buttons

Step 1- The Waistband-

     Measure your waist where you want the top of your skirt to sit. [38"] Add to that 1" for hems and 1" for give. [40"] this gives you your "full waist measurement"

    Cut waistband piece 8" x  "full waist measurement" [40" x 8"]
    Cut a piece of interfacing the same size and apply to waistband
    Serge or zig-zag stitch the edges
    Cut a piece 8" x 3" for the button flap.
    Serge or zig-zag stitch the edges
    Sew the waistband and button flap together and press seams

    Fold in half right side together and stitch down the short ends on both sides

    Flip right side out, fold button flap to wear you want it to sit on you, and lay out waist band, cut both sides at an angle for a 1" decrease on each side.

    Place ends right side together and stitch 1/4 seam on each side.
    Flip right side out and press

Step 2- The Body-

 To find the size of your panels- Take your waist measurement and add 2 inches [40"] Divide this number by an odd number so you have an odd number of panels [40/5 = 8 So I have 5, 8" wide panels.] Take the panel width add 1/2" for hems and 2" for angle. [ So I cut 5, 10 1/2" panels 8+2+1/2 = 10 1/2"]

Cut your panel width then however long you want the skirt to be. [I cut mine 17" x 10 1/2"] With the bottom accent the skirt falls below the knee.

Lay the panels out and cut them on each side at a 1" decrease. Serge around the edges and press 1/4" hem.

 Sew all of your panels together into one long piece, press the seam open and top stitch down either side.

The Bottom Accent-

 To get the measurement of the bottom accent measure the width of the base of your skirt [ 50"] Cut a piece the width you need x 3 1/2".[50x 3 1/2] If you dont have a single strip of fabric that long, just cut two even length pieces [ 25 x 3 1/2" (2)] Serge around the edges, and press 1/4" hem.

Then sew the bottom accent to the skirt body,

then attach the waist band.

The Closure-

     You can do this a couple of ways. Sew button holes and attach buttons, sew the buttons on and attach elastic loops, or even sew strips of ribbon to tie in a bow.... This part is all up to you!

I hope this has helped any of you wanting to learn how to sew, and I cant wait to see everyone's completed project!!!

Episode 8: Craft Crazy

This week it's a little bit of everything, painting, sewing, crochet, and knitting. Plus info about the SAL!