Sunday, April 12, 2009


i have just discovered the wonderful world of smocking - what a great way to make a cute little girl dress, impress everyone, in under an hour!!  heather ross, the author of weekend sewing, came to brooklyn general to do a demo.  i wasn't planning on going but i am glad i did.  i never would have tried it - but she showed how easy it was!  here are the first smock dresses to come off my trusty little necchi:
dress for lucy
this one was for my niece.  the fabric is a little japanese floral from purl patchwork with ribbon from brooklyn general.

dress for abby
this one was for my 4 year old son's future wife ;) - she picked out the fabric from brooklyn general and i picked out the matching ribbon.
i'm really happy how they turned out and see a lot more of them in my future!

on the knitting front - i have been making a lot of progress on my mother's day presents.
an hourglass sweater for my mother-in-law.  made out of some great manos silk blend.  it will pill like crazy, but how wonderful to work with and feels super soft.  all the details are here.

a clapotis for my mom - a little more than half done.  i had some noro silk garden sock left from my sister's chevron sweater and thought this was the perfect project for it.  ravel all the details.
clapotis 1

and here is a picture of b in the finished tomten, as promised.  i love it on him and he wears it all the time!
adult tomten side
adult tomten - back
i think i am ready to start working on some adult sewing projects. i bought some amazing vintage fabric and am going to attempt the summer shirt from weekend sewing - stay tuned!