Showing posts with label machine embroidery. Show all posts
Showing posts with label machine embroidery. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Meet the Fedoras

Ah - an evening at the studio BY MYSELF! A great chance to do a long-overdue blog post and introduce you to the family...

You've met this stylish fella a few times now.

You've even met a few of his relatives ...albeit in a blog-finished state (I can tell you that now that linings and hat-bands are slip-stitched into place!).


There's colourful cousin Charlotte with her mother-of-pearl buckle.


Flamboyant world-traveler, great-aunt Matilda...

Difficult cousin George (with his non-stick interfacing and recently reformed brim).

And then there's lairy aunt Mary...
She makes an embarrasing appearance at every formal gathering of the clan - drinks too much, laughs too loudly and spills the family secrets any time there's a lull in the conversation. Gotta love her.

This flower was my sanity-sewing on Friday. I needed a focus amid the chaos and wasn't capable of concentrating on anything word-based while I was at work. I lost myself in machine embroidery, wiring and shaping petals.... at least for a few minutes at a time. I had my smallest assistant with me......

You can see the lovely cousin Dora the Fedora over at Gay's blog, and you'll be able to make your own (if you're a fairly experienced dressmaker, hat-maker or bag-maker) pretty soon, because we're on the home strait with this one!