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Tuesday, July 29, 2014


For the past few weeks, I've been crafting up a storm! To start with, my neighbor and I are in charge of the block party this year, so I've been wearing out my Cricut making giant signs and banners for it.  Those will go up tomorrow (since it's next Tuesday)!

For the 4th of July, I made a Ruby Dress

 It actually was very easy (aside from picking the top fabric; does it look familiar?) and I finished it in one night after cutting it out!

I got the blue lotus fabric in Portland at Fabric Depot; it's actually designed by the same person who designed the dress pattern! How could I resist?

Then, this weekend, I modified a Staple Dress.  The first one I made turned out like a giant sack; which is fine, I just wear a belt with it, but I wanted this one to be better.  

I changed the neckline at the last minute, and I really like it.  Just having a bit of a time getting it to lie flat. 

I based the idea for the ties on this shirt from Purl Soho (what a fantastic blog that is!  You should check it out if you have any interest in sewing or knitting.)  I think they worked out pretty well!

Up next?  I'll show you the fancy streamers that I made for the block party, and the finished pennant banners! 

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