*sigh* I am so far behind in my blogging / blog reading / Flickr updating that it's not even funny. It's ridiculous, really. Though I guess the good thing is that I have been crafting even if I haven't been keeping up with it on the blog! So, anyway, this will be a little bit of a catch-all post so that I can move on to more recent pictures. Everything in this post has been done for at least a month!
First up, pictured above (and being worn today), is my birthday dress! My birthday is April 8 and I finished the dress just in time. I used pretty much the same pattern I did for this dress, but changed it up a little bit. Instead of using elastic in the sleeve hem, I did a little pleat at the shoulder and at the bottom of it. I also cut the dress pretty short, then added a contrasting band hem the same way you would stitch on some double-fold bias tape. It was chilly on my actual birthday, so I wore the dress with some knee-high black boots to this bit of amazingness (which was nothing short of awesome). I even got a, "That is a sweet dress!" from the funky girl behind me at the show, which was super sweet.
Next is another Dear Jane block: G2. This one took a while because it has 28 (!!) pieces! But it's a pleasure, as always. I am now 16 blocks down, too many more to go.
And last for this post is the cosmetics pouch from I Love Patchwork! This was a quick and satisfying project for me. It is a great size and came together really easily. It now holds all of my hand-stitching stuff, which I should really commit to using more often and making more progress on my Dear Jane.
Hopefully more posts TK later this week. I had a lovely and productive long holiday weekend, which is now screwing up everything else!