My First Dress, Belt and Traditional Leather Shoes.

Here is another combo of some of the things I did in school while I was studying textile work. This grey linen dress is the first one I made. I might have done something in middle-school too but that was more like a night gown probably. There is also a woollen belt included and some leather shoes.

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Photo by Karlo Salu.

It was our first “real” sewing job on the first year, a real garment. For this one our initial task was to make a simple shirt dress, everyone using the same cut, but as most objected to that, we got to choose our own. The only rule was now, it had to be linen.

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Photo by Karlo Salu.

I choose a nice loose cut for myself so it would feel good to wear in summer. Might be a bit dark as far as that goes but I liked the colour. The textile itself is a bit to the rough or more rustic side but I feel it will soften by time and washing a bit.

I think the hardest part for me in that point was the yellow edging. It’s not as pristine as I would prefer but practice makes perfect, right?! Over all I’m cool with it.

In another class we had to make an at least 2 m long belt by card weaving (that you can see here on my dress). I dreaded it and left it for the last minute. After making the construction out of a wooden broom stick, some screw-in hooks and some fishing swivels and measuring out the yarns it was so easy that I accidentally made it longer.

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I used 11 cards and three different colours of yarn. As the matter of fact it’s my second colour combo here as I completely messed up measuring the first one which had more green instead of blue. This is the option I had left with the yarns I had in hand.

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Although I’m not a big fan of blue, I really like it here and I also really ended up enjoying the whole process. Next time I would like to get the yarns measured out the first time. What an awful waste, but I’m sure I’ll find a use for them too.

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Photo by Karlo Salu.

Last but not least here might or might not have also noticed that I’m wearing some strange leather shoes here. These are my first ones that I made in a one-day training about four years ago now.

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Photo by Karlo Salu.

Leather work was also one of the reasons that I choose that school, so far away from my home but in the end I didn’t get it for some really strange and obscure reasons. Another time, I guess.

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Crochet Jewellery (WIP maybe).

One day I decided to try some crochet jewellery. I choose to start from a simple necklace. I bought a basic cord attached with a carbine. Iwanted to keep it simple and used the crocodile stitch to make this. I have been thinking on adding some beads maybe to the tips of the scales but haven’t decided just yet. At first I thought it was done (and it might be) but somehow I think it still needs something. I might go and find my bead stash and give it a try.

It’s just that I’m not into wearing the kinds of beads I see on this myself. Perhaps it’s not for me after all then. We’ll see. I’ll let you cnow if anything changes with it. For now it is as is and it might just stay this way. Maybe.

Would you add anything to it?

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Juba päris mitu aega olen mõelnud ka heegeldatud ehteid teha. Seekord siis katsetasin kaelakeega. Ostsin ühe valmis kinnitusega paela ja asusin tööle. Tegin 7 nn krokodillisoomuse silmust ja arvasin et on valmis. Tundus täitsa hea, aga hiljem olen vaadanud, et midagi on nagu ikka puudu. Olen mõelnud helmeid, aga need ei oleks väga minu stiil, mida ma seal näen. Võib-olla tegin selle hoopis kellelegi teisele siis.

Võimalik, et proovin mingi päev neid helmeid, kui ma oma varud üles otsin. Annan teada, kui midagi peaks muutuma selle suhtes siin. Väga võimalik, et ta ikkagi jääb selliseks. Natuke ikkagi kahtlen.

Kas Sa muudaksid midagi selle juures? Lisaksid?

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Pretty soon I probably have no school, no job, no problem, so to say. Perhaps I’ll find something or there will be just a little more time to crochet and create. (: