I did promise to get back in here, yesterday and even the day before...well, better late ladada.
so, for what Sharron and I have been working on in the dungeon:
I wasn't going to show you until at least one was finis, however, maybe I should and get some input. So this is your chance to give some input on what you look for, what you would like to see, in...
We are making knitting needle cases, primarily out of fabric already here in stash - luxe stuff that was maybe meant for one thing that it never became, or stuff that we're just ready to turn around and recoup some $ from (to reinvest in fibery stuff don't you know?) The needle cases will be for sale in the Etsy shop, for which Lorinda has graciously made us a button, and I will link to here once there is enough in the Etsy shop to make it worth visiting.
anyway, for the goods:
we are using moire or bengalene for the interiors, for the exteriors some are silks, some high end home dec, some brocades, some tafettas. I want to offer the option of a personalized Monogram or name on the inside. Both pics here are the interior and exterior of the first one I made - very blantantly using the layout of a Lantern Moon needle case as a guide. Well, obviously I can't use that layout to sell - copyright and all that.
I have another tentative layout in mind, but want your input:
- Do you want pockets for straights, circs, dp's? - how important is it to you to have all 3 in the same case?
- Do you want to store all your needles in one case or do you just want a case for travelling?
- Is a zippered pocket essential?
Anyway, Lainie, this one is yours - that something pink that has been in my head these many months.
And below is what is on the slate for today. I altered the patterns and made the muslin for fitting on Sunday. Yesterday Sharron fit the muslin to me (slight changes to the lower back where I sort of curve and the dress didn't). Today I will cut and stitch the dress and slip. The pink floral is the lightest of cotton lawns, sheer and perfect for a summer dress. The slip for under is the solid pink silk crepe de chine. I plan to wear it Thursday evening when Jeff takes me out to dinner at the new French restaurant in town.