Saturday, January 7, 2012

2012... when did that start?

My blogging has been more and more infrequent lately, so I thank you readers who have stuck with me through these breaks.  I don't think I will be doing a 2011 recap as I still have some 2011 sewing to show you.  

These are some shots of my finished McCalls 6116, which I showed you last post.
McCalls 6116
Photos were taken in December when we went to Brisbane for a night away and entertained ourselves by visiting the Matisse exhibition in the Art Gallery.

On the Brisbane River

The dress made in linen wore very well on a warm summer day and I am extremely pleased with the fit.  I had hoped to show you a back shot to show my broad back alteration, but the photographer did not quite understand my request and the photo is mainly of the back of my head and shoulders - not exactly what I wanted - you will just have to take my word for it that it worked really well.

Other sewing from last year I have not blogged about is the Strawberry bag from the Burdastyle website.I made these as some little gifts for some of the women in my family.  I recommend this pattern if you you are looking for something like this.  The best thing is I used all fabrics I had in my stash.  Quilting cottons for the strawberry and a poly-cotton for the main bag  (not shown open - sorry!)  The only thing I had to purchase was the toggles.  They have been very attractively photographed here by my photographer in our strawberry patch.

Strawberry bag
Also in 2011, I crocheted an amineko cat.  I bought the pattern in Lincraft but the pattern is available for free on Ravelry.  Don't know why I crocheted this cat - but I love it!

I also love my Lulubelle - pictured here, stalking the garden on Xmas Day.
I have one more dress to show you that I made in 2011.  Hope to get back to you soon... Ciao!


  1. The dress is beautiful Sue! I can see why you're so happy with the fit. I like the colour too (as far as I can tell from these photos anyway).

  2. Great dress! I can see why you are happy with it. Lots of shape.

  3. The fit looks brilliant and the colour lovely on you - great work. So, what is your next project - more summer sewing???

  4. Happy New Year! Like the new look! An I also like the crochet cat! You look great in that dress and in the background those grey skies that have been hanging around nearly all summer here!

  5. Love the dress...the fit is great. Lovely photo of Lulu-Burmeser too. She is just gorgeous. Pickle says meow!

  6. That colour is lovely on you and the style is perfect for hot and sticky Queensland weather. Lulubelle is gorgeous!

  7. ooh I love it! you are right! it IS the perfect shirt dress.

    the bag totally cracks me up, where do people get their ideas...???

  8. Lovely dress. Certainly not the shi*tdress you inadvertently mentioned on PRDU!

  9. Your dress looks perfect on and can imagine it would be perfect for the hot sticky Brisbane weather.

    I was given a carrot bag just like your starwberry one, they come in very handy.

  10. Happy New Year Sue! The dress looks great on you and the crafty items you made are really cute.

  11. The dress looks lovely on you, Sue. Happy New Year and I look forward to following your sewing adventures in 2012. Di.

  12. I've had the same photographer issues with DH. Happy new year to you Sue.

  13. The dress looks great! Totally feel your pain on the photography--it is really hard to get people to understand that you want a photo of more than just your face!

  14. Great shirtdress, they are perfect for summer. I like your cat too, sometimes we make things and we don't know why, but we still love them ;-)


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