I made this ruffle tank a few weeks ago and finally got round to posting about it! I didn't use a pattern just made it up as I went along.... Sorry about the photos, they are pretty bad! But do show how frustrating it can be having your husband take photos for you :P for that reason they are quite funny photos.... also, note to self, don't wear a dark singlet under a light one/.... if you can excuse those two things, here are the pics.
Remember my first post about my gran's shawl? Probably not because it was AGES ago! But thats ok. I finally got around to finishing this in time for my Gran's birthday (ok maybe a few days late....) It is pure silk and reversible.... I bound two of the raw edges and left two as they were.
I made this oriental bag for my Stepmum's birthday. I'm not sure what the material is but it has an oriental pattern. The lining is a blue sateen. Sorry about the terrible photos, the bag is actually white with blue flowers.
This ruffle top is a black merino singlet with purple merino ruffle. I have been wanting to do a ruffle top for ages and I am really happy with how this turned out. I think its really cute.
To make the ruffle I just cut 2 long strips of the purple merino and sewed down the middle on my longest stitch. Tie a knot in the threads with one end, keeping the other end long. Pull the bottom (bobbin) thread (on the end that you didn't tie a knot) with one hand and push the ruffle down with your other hand.
I have finally finished my labels... so exited! I printed them out on iron on transfer paper using this tutorial.
I ironed them onto cotton tape. I'm really happy with how they turned out :) Here are the pics.