Friday, February 28, 2014

Week 8

A portrait a week with the big camera.

(Not sure what's up with that weird smile - but those eyes?  Those are definitely happy eyes.)
(I'm obsessed with her hair lately, much to her chagrin.  We're embracing the messy pony this week, much to her relief.)

Year to date found here.
On instagram @amos_el with #theclickproject.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Week 7

Oops.  Pictures were taken on time, only the post was forgotten.

A portrait a week with the big camera.

Year to date found here.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

High and Low

Long time, no sew?  Not really.  There has been less sewing going on, but mostly less successful and share-able sewing.  There was a disastrous dress that I'll be able to show you modeled shots of in about, oh, five years because it is SO BIG.  I don't know how it happened.  But I knew it was happening and I kept on sewing until it was done.  Why?  Good question.  I've also been lucky enough to help out with some pattern testing, but I'll sit on that until the pattern is released.  Super cute.

And in between ginormous and test sewing, I've been working on this:

It was inspired by this pin and this pin. It is a self-drafted combo of the two.  And I kinda love it.

The black floral is some kind of syntheticy stuff that I had some big scraps of.  In my head I've seen it as a Sunki Dress, but alas, not enough.  Just the right amount, though, for this high-low skirt and big puffy sleeves.

The bodice is from an old t-shirt - lots of stretch.  I've had trouble in the past attaching a woven skirt to a knit top - keeping the stretchy-ness while maintaining the unstretched shape - but I think I've found a technique that works for me now: cut 1/4" elastic slightly smaller than the bottom of your bodice and connect ends; slightly gather your skirt; zig zag elastic to skirt while stretching elastic; zig zag elastic/skirt to bodice without stretching.  Still working on perfecting how much smaller to make the elastic than the waist measurement, though, because it does stretch out when I attatch the skirt.  Anyone have any suggestions/alternative methods/tutorials to point me in the direction of?

The hemline was a perfect representation of my mood and attitude whenever I sat down to work on this top.  High and low.  Literally minute by minute I'd change my mind - love it - hate it - love it - hate it.  Even while slipping it over her head I was on the fence.  Purple's not my favorite, and I was worried the hemline would be too trendy for me...and it probably is...but I think this girl totally pulls it off.

And sorry for the linty leggings.  I'll probably pair this top with something different when she next wears it, but it's ANOTHER snow day here, and we're all going stir-crazy, and I didn't want to feed into that crazy with any extra wardrobe changes.  So linty leggings it is.

And M & Ms.  Yumm.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Week 6

A portrait a week with the big camera.
It was a snow day, blanket fort kind of a week.

Year to date found here.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Week 5

A portrait a week with the big camera.

(lost in thought.  he's like this a lot.)

(her current obsession.)

Year to date can be seen here.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

KCW Day Six

Another one hour cardigan!

This time it actually did take me more than an hour, but that was mostly due to some pretty serious button paralysis.

This was a sweater my mom no longer wanted and passed on to me.  It didn't start out as a cardigan, hence the need for buttons.  I'm still not totally thrilled with the choice, but it'll do.

I like that the length in the back is just short enough for a peak of shirt.  Speaking of shirts - I made this sweater with my most recent roller skate tunic in mind...but it's modeled with (and perfectly matched to) my first roller skate tunic!

This photo shoot brought to you by M & Ms...

...or as Lisi Loo calls them: "Die-yoooooos".  (aka "double-u's".)  Upside down, she's not wrong.

Linking up to KCW here.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

KCW Day Five

I decided Lisi Loo needed a cardigan to go with her new floral pants.

I love making little cardigans, especially from large cardigans (hello - it comes with pre-made buttonholes!!).  This project took about an hour exactly - from cutting to photographed on the wall.

Modeling took another day...

...and dinosaur and dolly distractions:

I made one more cardigan today for KCW Day Six that will hopefully get posted tomorrow.  I'm not sure I've got another hour in me for Day Seven this week, but we'll see - maybe I'll rally.  Perhaps a tour of the KCW project pool will inspire me!

Linking up to KCW here.