I had a very enjoyable blogging break, in fact, I wasn't sure if I was going to return to blogging. I finished a few projects, had a lovely Christmas and I'm looking forward to a terrific 2008.
Anneliese's dress is a simple summer dress (Butterick 3772 size 6) made from a heavyweight cotton flannel and trimmed with a velvet ribbon. The top is lined with a fabulous black and white striped print and Anneliese picked out some gorgeous flowered vintage-style buttons. I picked an easy, comfortable dress for her knowing she would want to wear it everyday.
Trevor's shirt and pants are from the Winter 2007 issue of Ottobre design. I made the 98 cm size since Trevor measures 95 cm tall and I found both the pants and shirt to be WAY too big. I love all the design details in the Oliver pants. You can see the pants (and shirt) in a lighter color corduroy on the Ottobre site if you click on the "view magazine 6/2007" and then on "Neo Romantic Meets Practical and Charming." This outfit is the most "finished" of any garments I have ever made. I am very pleased with the way it turned out and will definitely be making more patterns from Ottobre.
I finished a pair of Dashing fingerless gloves for myself. I used a super-soft wool from 100purewool in a gorgeous and subtly variegated grey/blue/purple. I've had trouble photographing them, but have enjoyed wearing them everywhere.
The mailing date for the Loopy Ewe Swap that I'm involved in is coming up. I've got my yarn and my pattern ready and will be getting started in the next day or two.
Coming soon - a post about 2008 goals and a blog birthday contest.
Happy New Year!