The Veiled Purl

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Pettiskirt Goodness

Wow, it’s been a while since I last posted. What can I say other than…~”It’s summer time and the livin’ is easy”~

:) For the past two weeks I’ve been in a bit of a sewing stump. (This is partly due to the fact that I’ve been too busy playing ff13 again, and also cuz it’s sooo hot) Anyways, excuses aside I finally got to finishing my niece’s pettiskirt. I started like two weeks ago, and stopped since it was super annoying to make (even more than mine was!) and I’ve been procrastinating ever since. But, I finally decided enough was enough and I finished sewing the pettiskirt today. Boy, did it feel great looking at all its ruffly glory. I also learned a lesson today, procrastination=very bad.

Here are some pictures of the pettiskirt:

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My niece absolutely loved it! And I was soo happy to see her being happy. =]

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I love the purple and lilac/pink combo :)

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(I love this pic)

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Pretty ruffles!

For this skirt, I bought 3 yards of purple nylon chiffon, and 2 yards of lilac nylon chiffon. Then I cut the purple into long strips that were 6″ wide, and the lilac into strips 2″ wide. Then came loads of ruffling and sewing, and ruffling and some more sewing. I followed this tutorial.

The annoying part was sewing the ruffles onto the purple chiffon. Why? because of this:

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The ruffles went a littleĀ  really crazy and kept folding upon itself(themselves?) It was a p.a.i.n to unfold the ruffle, then sew, stop sewing, unfold the ruffle, sew etc. >_<

Annoyingness aside, I’m really glad I made this skirt. My niece is happy with it and so am I :)

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(She also made me wear my skirt and then we spun in circles together)

:)


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Tartan Bag

The handles looks a bit weird because I had to crop out the background. Sorry bout that.

The handles looks a bit weird because I had to crop out the background. Sorry bout that.

What’s in a name? Honestly, I don’t really know why this bag is called tartan, but i don’t think it really matters. I made this bag after seeing some videos on it by the user: bobwilson123. It’s done with double crochet and single crochet, and is weaved in by super long chains. I didn’t make the same handles she did, but i think mine work great too. To be honest even though I do love this bag, it was a pain in the you know what to make. But because this was the very first crochet bag I made, spending so much time on it wasn’t so bad…seeing the results :)

It's a close up, so it looks pretty big. But, I assure you it was okay for my niece's tiny little hands. :)

It’s a close up, so it looks pretty big. But, I assure you it was okay for my niece’s tiny little hands. :)

My 2 and a half year old niece loved the above bag so much that i decided to make her one too. (Different design though)==>

What do you all think? Comment & let me know!