Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Newest Projects


Well for the first off, my dress is nearly done!!


And though it is quite a spoiler, I'm going to go ahead and show it to you!














I rushed and took these pictures this morning, knowing I would be here today, and could show them to you. Here is everything in order I put them on.. and don't worry... these will be in color!






My Chemise is made out of a soft cotton, is about calf length, and if you look close you can probably see the saftey pin holding it closed for the moment *whistles*







I decided to try my drawers crotchless this time... we'll see how that goes. The corset is the only thing I have that is NOT period in the least! A friend gave it to me as a temp. It's spandex with boning in it... it's rather uncomfortable... but it'll work until I get up the funds to make/ buy a real one







And finally the finished product. it needs hemmed and a kick plate, some sort of trim.. maybe and of course buttons.. (I procrastinate on buttons can you tell?) oh! And I have to make a collar.


As my next project, I decided to teach myself to knit. Luckily... I learn quickly. That is, with several you-tube videos and a lot of help from my mom!

And my result is!



A sock!

One, sad, ill- fitting, itchy sock.

But hey! it's a sock right? (And yes, I know there's a needle in my toe... but mom has yet to teach me to cast of...)

I only wanted to see if I could. The next one will be better! and I'll have the right type of yarn.


My next project, (also a "See if I can do it, with spare yarn) is, A sontag!


Now this one is going much better!.. so far. It's a simple knit five purl five pattern and then you switch every five rows. As you can see, I'm not very far yet, so I haven't gotten to the crossing "Arms" yet. But anyways, there 'tis! my latests conquests!



Love and Huggs!

Meggie

9 comments:

Lady Helen Mar said...

Your dress is lovely!!
I am quite jealous...I can still only knit flat stuff (washclothes, blakets, etc). Your sock looks lovely, dear!
Through Christ,
LH

Avonlea_dreamer said...

Thank you so much! You should give it a try. This sontag pattern is flat.. unfortunately I don't have a link.. maybe next week I'll get one..

And as for the sock, You tube was a HUGE help. ;D

until next time!

Emily of A Beautiful Life said...

The dress is so lovely! You did a wonderful job! I enjoyed seeing your photos today!

Lauren said...

I love your dress! Its turning out so beautiful! The first picture really looks like a vintage photo...

~Lauren

Avonlea_dreamer said...

Thanks guys!! I'm really happy with it!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Meggie, I know that dress, didnt you post it on a forum called the Sewing Academy??? in "Brag Section" or someplace???
It's truly LOVELY, and good job with the knitting!
Kate

Avonlea_dreamer said...

Kate, I did post it at the sewing forum! Those Ladies are so great when it comes to helping you!

Anonymous said...

Awwww, thats just what I think! I love the SA, and hey, what do you call yourself on there (if you don't mind telling me again)? I can't believe I never knew who you were before:)
I'll be looking for your posts in the future now that I *know* you!
Kate

Stephanie Ann said...

I'm having a sontag knit-along on my blog. I would absolutely love it if you would join and post your progress. Ours are the same color! it is looking great so far. Everyone is at a different spot in it.

http://worldturndupsidedown.blogspot.com/2010/09/civil-war-knitting-update.html