About Me

My photo
I am a mother of eight and grandmother of three who loves to make and create. Rosemary Hill is the name of our home where we live, work, learn and create together

Monday, 9 February 2009

Okay, this is my 300th post, but not the giveaway!

I spent today sewing for my 300th post giveaway. I'm not finished yet (I am having a lovely time. It is the first real sewing I have done since Christmas. Mending doesn't count - there has been a lot of mending!) I also popped in to a shopping centre I have never been to before. The newsagent there had some of the "sewingest" magazines I've ever seen. I bought "Textile" and "Stitch". In the magazines I read an article about making quilts from men's ties and I remembered some sewing I had done after Christmas. This is Miss 22 (with her friend Emma) wearing her tie dress. (This is Emma's photo she uploaded to Facebook. They both look so happy!) She sewed all the ties together and then got a little stuck. A couple of years ago she made a tie skirt for a friend, but found the dress a little different. I put a zip in the back, finished off the shoulders, created a neckline and finished off the sleeves. And then Miss 22 wore it to a ball. It is very heavy and looks just beautiful. She is so clever, I never would have considered making a tie dress! The giveaway post is yet to come. Hope your week is great!

16 comments:

Lotti said...

I'm so glad to hear that you finally got a chance to do some sewing. I loved the tie skirt, but I have to say I think I love the Tie dress even more. It is very very clever. It would be interesting to see what people could come up with making an article of clothing made from something else.

Deb said...

Thje dress looks fantastic. Pleased to hear you are getting back into the swing of things with your sewing.

Mary said...

what a fun dress - very clever!

Rest is not idleness said...

Congratulations on your 300th post, (clapping) The tie dress looks lovely, it looks as if it would have a nice flare to the skirt, great for dancing. Isn't it great when you discover a newsagent that stocks the magazines that you are particularly interested in, maybe a few sewers live in that area.
take care
Pip

Katherine said...

Clever Miss 22! She looks gorgeous in her tie dress.

Glad to hear you got some sewing time in - because you're right, mending doesn't count! ;o)

Congrats on your 300th post!! Wahoo!

Jantine said...

What a lovely dress, I don't have words for it (at least not in English, I would probably in Dutch, but you wouldn't understand it ;-)!)

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Miss 22's Tie Dress is amazing! Repurposing at its best.

The Patchwork Apple- Jane said...

Congratulations of your 300th!
Love the Tie Dress especially the hemline. Keep on sewing!!

Julie said...

You're children are just the bomb!! So cute.

Sarah said...

That dress is awsome. I would never have though of that!

Leanne said...

I think that would have been a challenge for an experienced sewer she was very game to tackle it. Glad you could help her out it looks fantastic.

Kate said...

Fabulous dress!

clare said...

Great dress and lovely smiles .
clares craftroom

joolzmac said...

Hi Kris

Congratulations on your 300th post!
I have never seen a tie dress before - my sister was collecting ties to make a tote bag but a whole dress - wow! It looks very effective.

Enjoy your weekend,

Joolz

Suzanne said...

Very resourceful!

louise said...

I really love the tie dress. Before now I hadn't seen one. x