Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A fail, a muslin and progress

I made the Megan Nielsen Briar sweater and tshirt this week.  It took 1 yd of stash.  Unfortunately, I look like a porn star in this length shirt, so I have already gifted this one and plan another.






Then, I took a tee from the old tshirt pile and gave the Baby Ringer Onesie pattern a try.  I foresee an assembly line operation soon to make a slew of these.  The only fabric I used on this other than an old tshirt was about 2 inches of ribbing.   This is a free pattern and comes in sizes 3, 6 and 9 months.


In other news.... my dirndl is progressing.

I used about 1 yard of white batist for this undershirt, and about 1 yard of fabric on the apron.  This was all in Burda 6038. The muslin for the dress is now adjusted, so I should be able to whip up the rest this weekend.


11 comments:

Mary said...

LOL at your comment on the Megan Nielsen sweater set...the onsie is adorable and your dirndl looks great.

Heather said...

Yes, let's just say modeled pics were completely out of the question. ;-)

KathyS said...

Such a pity your sweater was too short. I love the colour.

SarahLizSewStyle said...

I think we are all having a chuckle over the shirt! Not even a flattering layering piece.

The onsie is lovely, and the dirndly is going to be gorgeous - do they actually wear them in Austria, Burda usually does publication every year with traditional clothes from that part of the world.

redpointtailor said...

LOL - the Megan Nielsen sweater :-D I love dirndl thoug. I love dirndls - when I am in Austria I can't stop stearing at all theses wonderful dresses, fabrics, combinations... I am looking forward to see you wearing it.

Heather said...

Yes! You will see them wear it to the Opera and special occasions here. Some of them are so intricate and beautiful. They are pricey, though. 200 euro + for a nice one at the store. I've seen hand-embroidered ones here upward of 1000 euro.

Heather said...

Yes, at first I thought I could wear it over a dress. Not so much. That is ok. It is a great pattern, I just need to add A LOT of length to it to make it usable.

Jacq C said...

Your post should have come with a warning - I'd just taken a mouthful of tea when I read your comment about your top and nearly choked! I'm sorry it didn't work out but you started my day with laughter :) can't wait to see the finished dirndl x

Jacq C said...

Sorry ... Still laughing ... Meant to say the onesie is genius x

SarahLizSewStyle said...

It must be lovely to see all those beautiful dirndls - it's wonderful they keep the tradition alive. Even if they are pricey, they are not going to date - they must be the equivalent of the little black dress there!!

L said...

LOL. Too bad about the shirt. Thanks for the laugh, though. =)