Saturday, January 28, 2012

girl of a thousand projects

Oh my gosh, you guys.  I have been working on so many projects lately.  Not that it's at all unusual for me to have a zillion projects going at once-- if I'm not busy with schoolwork, I make something else for myself to be busy with!  So here's what I've been up to.


Anthropologie Dulcie Dress
I snagged the Dulcie Dress from Anthropologie over winter break-- it's feminine and floaty and oh-so-soft.  But the high neckline was doing nothing for me, so...

Anthropologie Dulcie Dress
I'm just finishing up lowering and widening the neckline, I plan on completing that tonight.  I tried it on and pin-marked where I wanted to new neckline to be, and then used a bit of the lining to create a new neckband.  I tried it on and it's so much more flattering.  All I have left to do is to stitch the clean edge of the band on the inside.  Yay!  Also, isn't that knit lace beautiful?  The photo from Anthropologie's website really doesn't do it justice.  Cutting into that was a scary moment, even after careful consideration.

Paper Heart Garland

paper heart garland
I've also been making paper garlands for my etsy shop!  I'm so pleased with how they're coming along. I have three up for sale now, and I'm working on a fourth that might be my favorite one yet.  (Pssst... you know how in my etsy shop giveaway post, I mentioned a personalized surprise?  Just saying.  If you like the paper garlands, now would be an excellent time to enter the giveaway.)

Crocheted Flower Blanket
Last up is my Field of Flowers blanket.  I've started joining rows together!  I only have 4 put together so far, but each one consists of 63 flowers, so it's still a pretty major undertaking.  My next step is to weave in the ends on each of the rest of the flowers I've crocheted so I can keep joining them.  I love, love, love how this blanket is coming along.  When I'm stitching the rows together, I put it across my lap, and I can already tell how warm and cozy it will be when it's done.  In case anyone's curious, the yarn is Louisa Harding's Willow Tweed-- it's 40% alpaca, 40% merino wool, and 20% silk.

What projects are you working on?

7 comments:

  1. "What projects are you working on?"

    I'm working on setting up a microwavable noodle bowl review blog, and I'm doing a year long photo project on Google+. :)

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    1. A microwavable noodle bowl review blog? As a college student, I am hiiiighly interested in that. Can't wait to read when it's all set! And neato about the photo project-- is it sort of like project 365?

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    2. Wow! That blanket looks incredible!
      And I can't wait to see the new and improved Dulcie! That was not a flattering dress on me, alas - it made me look bizarrely short waisted!

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    3. Thank you so much! It's definitely a process project-- I recalculated and it's going to take about 3400 flowers to complete it!

      The Dulcie wasn't great on me either, to be honest, it gave me a very short waist too... but I loved the concept of the dress so much that I was determined to figure it out! I'm thinking about moving the waistline embellishment down about a half inch so that it actually sits at the waist instead of above it. The shoulders were also problematic for me because they really do cover the entire shoulder, neck to arm. I opened up the neckline quite a bit in width as well as depth, and it's so much more flattering.

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  2. That dress is so beautiful! Its great that you are talented enough to adjust it to your preference. Thanks for my blog comment by the way :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Victoria! I'm very excited to wear it now that it's more flattering. And you are so welcome, your blog is beautiful!

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