A Fused Lace Tie?

Oh, yes. A fused lace tie. It’s not the best of fused lace for a pattern of my liking. I’ve hardly ever spent any money on fused lace, not deeming they were worth the price I can get them at, so this was all I had. However, it works to make a point. The tie isn’t super smooth as a real silk tie, cut on the bias, but it will work just fine. It’s less delicate, fancier, more interesting and can be washed and ironed. Forget that other stuff you pay so much for so little. Get creative!

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ONYX All Lace Slip

onyx-slipIn my follow up fitting adjustment of the AMETHYST slip blogged about yesterday, I chose to give a first try at an all lace garment. I had sewn with lace before. However, the lace was only ever a part of the garment in terms of fabric, never the entire garment.

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The Slightly SCANDALOUS Dress

This past spring, the Atlantic Sewing Guild to which I belong had what was called a Knits Challenge. The idea was to sew something out of knits, preferably one of two McCall’s patterns, McCall’s 5890 or McCall’s 6247, but not necessarily so. The patterns were chosen for the general simplicity to encourage many to try, but also for their versatility as each had a wide variety of pieces. I had sewn with knits before, like with this customized dress from two patterns, so I went with trying a pattern not meant for knits as my challenge. In the spirit of sewing with knits, I would be expanding my range to be able to sew more things with knits should I succeed, meaning I would be sewing with knits more often in the long run as was the goal for everyone to get some more experience sewing with knits.

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