1″ creme & brown rayon petersham ribbons
The Petersham ribbon arrived Friday. It’s rayon and feels lovely – thank you to Chicago’s Vogue Fabrics!
(What petersham ribbon? I hear you ask… See previous post…)
Vogue has a variety of colours and widths, as the link above should indicate.
There’s also Britex in San Francisco (more choices). Now to sit down and sew & steam mine into place…
Got into warm weather hat making earlier in the solid week of 80’s, as I’ve been wanting a denim hat for years.
Using the never-ending denim (also used for that Morris blazer) it’s been sitting on the sewing table for a bit. Not saying how long a bit. 😳 But it finally came to the head of a pile one night and got mostly sewed up.
Then I discovered I really reeeally wanted some wire for the brim. And something to cover up the wire and finish off the brim nicely. Guess where I discovered just the thing. . . Yep. Vogue Fabrics, with the Petersham already in the post.
And all sewn to procrastinate on starting to fit & cut out a new pattern.
Don’cha just love excuses.
😄 Happy Weekend, Lovelies! 🐇
hope everyone on both sides o’ the equator has a lovely weekend
at least/at last got this scarf hemmed & washed
With all that’s going on in the world, I sometimes wonder. . .
Am I the only one feeling slightly … um… er… dis………engaged?
Nevertheless, managed to get the cutting table cleared off. Mostly. Which, as we all know, is not a minor feat.
Hila at Saturday Night Stitch had a great post about the difference between Petersham and grosgrain ribbon.
It reminded me of a skirt that’s been hanging for a couple of years awaiting it’s grosgrain ribbon waist band, which I’d managed to locate last year. So what’s been the hold up?
Was it sheer laziness on my part? After reading Hila’s post, I checked the pattern (Vogue 8750) and my posts. 😳
Then I saw an article in Threads magazine (not online), but I had a copy.
my pattern & my WRONG grosgrain ribbon.
photo credit: Threads magazine
Vogue got it wrong. They clearly state grosgrain, and it should be Petersham ribbon.
I’m considering it intuition.
(a.k.a. luck – hehe!)
Guess what arrived in the mail one hot & soggy day this week?
Prezzies ! ! ! From me Bestie sewing mate, Ali over in Yorkshire ! ! ! (Another much longer post to follow. Am still a bit gob smacked.)
Click the pic here to go to Ali/Thimberlina’s write-up of the making of this cute and creatively decorated piece of art.
Honestly, I’m not entirely sure whether to use it or frame it.
The insides are in the slide show below.
Do please click a photo to go into the show viewing, as there are multiple texts and not all are visible if you hover. You can also make comments there on individual piccies. Then click Escape to come back here.
I’ve already checked out the web site of the woman who ran the class, Raggedy Annie. She has kits, Lovelies! For all us folk not living close enough for classes. Can you look & not get all kinds of ideas? I surely couldn’t!
PS/ For those fortunate enough to live in the U.K., and near to Halifax in Yorkshire, get thee to Fabbadashery for even more classes from Raggedy Annie and other creative people. The owner, Chrissy, is a delight! You won’t come away empty-handed from her shop. 😉
Here’s the front, with all the decorations. I remember seeing this before those were added and wondering what the details on the fabric were… Little did I know!
This is a wonderfully soft piece of what feels & looks a bit like baby corduroy. Very soft and strokeable.
The gold fabric is the inside front cover, and has been stuffed with a bit of wadding (?) for a plump and softening effect
Everything has been hand stitched and fits together beautifully.
The back inside, which is the reverse of that baby cord fabric, and also padded for even more softness.
It’s been a while, but finally pulled few piccies together. It’s been work-work-work over here for da-a-ays, so no sewing.
Natalie, over at Threads and Bobbins, came up with the idea of Sunday Sevens. Anyone can join in, and you don’t have to do a post every Sunday.
took this last week, but have no idea what the bush is called.
lovely button used as zip pull
love how Josée pulls such gorgeous scraps of recycled fabric together – plus another outstanding button! she’s got a real gift –
also included small tissue pouch with yet another sparkling button (and another view of zip pull button)
The above prezzie from me to me arrived last week from a dear & very talented sewer in Canada, Josée Landry. I am seriously thrilled with it. Mmm-wah & mille mercí, Josée!
it’s been very humid here so put chocolate bickies in the frig. still have ’em with hot cocoa… or tea!
might add a pom-pom, if there’s yarn enough after my octopus scarf!
Just in case you wondered, took some time last night to photograph whilst finishing up the hat.
Here are the directions, and both pages are available at the bottom for you to download.
If there’s anything you don’t understand, puh-lease just send me a quick request for more clarity and I’ll be glad to help.
The thing with this hat is you can use any stitch you’d like, and any yarn(s). Just make the two initial measurements.
You could even use fabric . . . what a thought!
Below is the PDF file for downloading.
del’s ski cap directions