Monday, November 2, 2009

Finished !


The beading on my bag is finished. I want to find a silver chain to use as a handle, and I will make a lining for it. Nancy K asked if I will bead on garments. I have done some beading on clothes, but beads get heavy, so I've used them sparingly. There is a good sample of beaded embroidery on a dress in the current issue of Threads. This little bag is surprisingly heavy.



I made a muslin for the Felted Wool Jacket class that is next week, already. I don't know what happened to October. I seemed to have missed it. Anyway, the instructor wants us to have a fitted muslin for class. She wants all construction marks on the muslin, which means we will be taking it apart and using it for our pattern.

I made S2701. (Blogger will not let me link today. Someone else was complaining about that earlier.)
The instructor advised us to have a collar-less jacket. Preferably Princess seams, rather than darts, and a simple design. This pattern seemed to fit the bill. There is a round-neck version. There is a pleat in the back, which I took out. I have a good fit, with all construction marks, grainlines, etc. on the muslin. All I have left to do to prepare for the class is get my "Little Brother" sewing machine from upstairs and make sure it sews the decorative threads without issues.

Next--I want to make a couple of aprons for holiday gifts. I have the fabrics washed. I'll probably get those started on Thursday.

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Kristine said...

Beautiful bag! Perfect for the upcoming holiday parties! Good luck with the jacket and aprons!

Bunny said...

Anxious to see how you use the decorative stitching on your felted jacket. I think you will "get hooked" on felting. It takes so many of the construction details out that the projects can go pretty quickly. Enjoy your class. I am eager to hear all about it.

Your bag is gorgeous, a work of art!

KID, MD said...

SO beautiful!! I love the clockwork bit on the second side. I hesitate to call it the back - both sides are stunning!

Lori said...

The beading is so gorgeous.

ClaireOKC said...

This is so beautifully artistic. You're right - the beading can get heavy and you have enough to show up, but not so much that you'll be carrying a huge weight.

Lina said...

The bag is amazing!!!!(I am staring with open mouth.) :)
I like royal blue details.

Gwen said...

Wow! You aren't kidding when you say you love to do handwork! The bag is stunning! :)

Anonymous said...

Hello Gwen!!
Your bag looks "celestial" to me... on purpose? how you see it??
Soft H1N1 elbow hug,
Rhonda in Montreal (PR)

Fran said...

Truly lovely! I would be thrilled to have made something this beautiful.

Elaray said...

Wow! The bag is absolutely amazing!

Linda T said...

So, so pretty! Great work!

Nancy K said...

I love the bag and I remember how heavy a beaded bag I inherited from my great Aunt was.
A friend bought a vintage couture evening gown that was beaded to use for a wedding dress. Can we say you need to lift weights to get into shape to wear something like that? It weighed a ton.

shams said...

Beautiful, Gwen! Such detailed work!!

Linda T said...

What a beautiful bag Gwen! I am looking forward to seeing your finished jacket. Have a great time at the workshop.

Vernon Fashion Studio

Marji said...

Beautiful bag! Did you sew the beads on, or is it knit with beads? I picked up a knitting kit to knit a beaded bag like that from a store in Royal Oak, then when I started it and realized I was knitting with thread on 000 needles, I set it aside. You've motivated me to find it and maybe even finish it.
Just curious, where is the class you'll be taking?
Have fun!

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