Wednesday, March 24, 2010

not knitting

Very little knitting going on 'round here, but there's been lots of sewing. You see, Leah's going to a vintage dance event next month, so she made this:

Without a pattern.

Or any help.

Sewn entirely by hand (her choice not to use the machine).

Total cost: <$14. I am told she will also use a handknit reticule that night. I didn't know what a reticule was.

Well, okey dokey, then! ;-)
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Anonymous random Cindy said...

She is amazing! Crazy! Beautiful!

2:23 PM  
Blogger Beverly said...

Wow! She looks lovely! I'm so impressed with her handiwork!


3:23 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

Leah continues to impress and amaze me with her many talents - this dress is beyond anything I could do and I've been sewing for a good 40 or so years.

Thought of you all earlier this week, Faith Middleton did a show about homeschooling families. I didn't get to listen to the entire program, but it sounded interesting.

4:13 PM  
Anonymous CTJen said...

just gorgeous!

*goes of to google "reticule"

5:14 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

So impressive and she looks beautiful in it. Well done, Leah!

6:47 PM  
Blogger bruce said...

Amazing work! Hand sewing takes so much devotion to the craft.

6:10 AM  
Anonymous Geri said...

Just thought I'd let you know the previous post was from fullmoonknitter. Some how this always ends up on my husbands google account.

6:12 AM  
Anonymous Geri said...

Previous post is from fullmoonknitter.

6:13 AM  
Blogger Carrie Schmeck said...

Impressive! I've sewed for 30 years and would not attempt a patternless feat. Kudos.

8:49 AM  
Blogger LaurieM said...

What an ambitious kid!! She looks just like a print from a Louisa May Alcott book. Petty as a picture.

11:11 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

That girl is outrageous! Does she have any idea how talented she is????

Way to go Leah!

11:19 AM  
Blogger Lola said...

Nice! Is she going to wear a corset underneath? The fit will be more authentic.

8:13 AM  
Blogger Rani said...

She is a talented girl. I see her standing with an Academy Award in her hand for best costume design.

That really is amazing. What a gorgeous gown! I'm stunned. It really is amazing!!

8:43 AM  
Blogger christinemm said...

Speechless. Kudos!

12:03 PM  
Blogger Delaney's Duds said...

WOW! Leah, you are the coolest person I have ever met. and I'm not kidding.

7:29 PM  
Blogger Faith said...

Wow, that is a fantastic dress!!

11:37 AM  

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