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Friday, October 2, 2009

The Lingonberry

My in-laws eat lingonberries with their ice cream. Lingonberry sauce comes with my meatballs at IKEA. And here we have the Lingonberry Dress.

It's wide.
Grace loves it and tells me it's "sooo beautiful."

The square neck yoke and facing were a bugger to do, especially since I used a wide wale corduroy. I ended up hand-stitching it down on the inside so it would look decent on the outside. The "stitch-in-the-ditch" thing just doesn't work for me.


The pattern is from Ottobre 6-2008-21. I used a spotted pinwale cord from Chez Ami and a wide wale cord from somewhere else.






1 comment:

  1. The stitch-in-the-ditch thing doesn't work for me, neither. Everyone talked about it so I thought I was missing something in my sewing repertoire. Tried it on the first Craft Bag and it was completely inferior. I did NOT use it on your bag. I don't think I will ever use it again.

    I love that you are using all this wonderful fabric terminology! I am planning to learn all I can from reading your blog. I still cannot name the fabrics I touch in the shop. I only know what they are good for. I still use descriptions like, "the thick, stiff cotton-polyester blend that has the diagonal thread pattern" or "the matte-sheen silk that may or may not have nylon in it".

    Also I cannot tell the difference between "sheers" and "chiffon". Hm.

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