This is a little later than planned.. where did the last week go?! But back to my stash buster..
I didn't have a piece of felt quite big enough to cut both sleeve from.. so I stitched pieces on until it was big enough :)
|I got my sleeve template by drawing round the sleeve of my kaftan (in part 1)|
|After stitching the sleeves on. I made them slightly long and flared|
and with a slit up to the wrist at the back.
I couldn't find suitable buttons for this.. so I decided to make a brooch instead
|From a scrap I cut 4 rough circles|
and freemotion machine embroidered (with my darning foot)
fairly tight spirals, starting at the centre and working my way out..
which gave them a nice slightly cupped shape
|I added a brooch back and stitched the layers together by hand.|
Reminds me of a Charles Rennie Mackintosh rose.
|All finished :)|
|I am most definitely wider around the bottom than the top these days :)|
so I found it necessary to add to the front rectangles around the bottom.
I stitched a long triangle to the front on each side.
The funny thing is it's the imperfections.. the 'make do and mends' that are my favourite parts.. the patchwork sleeve and hemline add-ons :) Probably not surprising from a girl who loves darns and patches and wears them with pride lol.
|Almost ready to go out.. |
don't forget your lipstick and high heels!
|Being stupid :)|
But where was I going? Well.. do you remember back in March when I mentioned that I had been asked to put together a craft project for a local magazine? Well the magazine has just been published! And Friday was the launch event.. it was held at the Town Hall in the town where I was born, West Bromwich. I don't have any photos but can tell you there was an abundance of tea and cakes, beautiful old china tea services and smiling faces.
And here's a glimps at the magazine :)