Thursday, March 12, 2009

A little hat and a top for me

I'm currently working on 03-2009 #106. It's the drawstring blouse. Christina's version is what made me decide to try it. Not only did she visually document the yoke/collar attachment (thank you!) but her finished blouse looks great.

I'm going to use this Gorgeous Fabrics shirting. I bought it a while ago.



Last night I whipped up a baby hat for my friend and her new baby, Scarlett. Isn't it a great name? The pattern is my own design. I leave velcro off the little baby hats so they don't scratch sensitive skin. Yes, another embroidery. *blush* It is getting addictive. This is some of the Seafoam Polartec 200.



Close-up of the embroidery. It's from Urban Threads.


I'm off to cut the fabric.

12 comments:

Paulette said...

Dawn - another option for embroidery designs is through http://www.embroideryonline.com/index.aspx
You can also go to Seams Like Home and look through the design catalog, choose the ones you want and then have burned to a CD or a USB stick - whichever works with your machine. I try to avoid the catalog...I get hooked on a design or set every time I am in the store!
And enjoy the addiction - it is like having a serger - you wonder how you managed without it!
Sorry, one more thing....check out the 5000m cones of Isacord thread at Seams Like Home - she has some basic colors but plans to get more.

meredithp said...

I just love Urban Threads, but haven't figured out what to apply any of them to yet. They're so cute...and subversive.

I'm just following in your footsteps, sewing wise. I spent all day Saturday tracing and altering the BWOF shirt dress (thanks for the tip on the hips-I measured the pattern and whoa that baby is tight...almost no ease). Next on my list is the drawstring blouse.

Alex said...

Love the hat, it's so cute! Your friend will love it! The embroidery machine is paying for itself already!

Christina said...

Wow you mastered that embroidery machine fast!

gwensews said...

It looks like you have a handle on the embroidery machine. Another site that has some cute designs for children is: smartneedle.com

Sue said...

Wow - You are going great guns with that embroidery machine!

Kristine said...

Adorable hat, my daughter would love that design on a t-shirt. I'll have to look into it... Facebook chat this weekend???

Joanne said...

I love the embroidered hat.It is truly adorable. Not to change topics-I am- I want to thank you for your tutorial on the infamous puffy sleeve top BWOF 2/2009/118. I made one yesterday NOT following the rules (because I could not figure them out) And 3 more cut out (daughters and myself) and I am going to follow your tutorial. If the top was not so darn cute I would abandon it immediately. I hope to finish 1-2 this weekend and post. But right now I need to walk away from this project and breathe. But your tutorial is making sense-so thanks again. Look forward to your next posts.

Eme said...

Why am I not surprised that you're using your embroidery machine like a mad woman already? Everything looks great! "Because you're awesome!"

Little Hunting Creek said...

That is a super cute hat!

angie.a said...

Hey! I missed the embroidery news! Yay!! You'll have so much fun. And I"m totally addicted to Urban Threads!

Jacqui said...

Urban Threads has me wanting to pull out my embroidery machine out. Such cute designs. Love the hat!