Sunday, 30 November 2008

Two Gifts, one for Her and one for Me

Christmas comes early in the MarmaladeKiss household because Mr and Mrs MK Senior always travel over midwinter . So today we have the family get together and exchange gifts. Mrs MK Senior is a snappy dresser, but her job requires long periods of time spent outside in all weather - she is an Oxford tour guide, so I made her a smart, but warm scarf. Originally, it was a silk chiffon offcut from The Cloth House. I whipped the edges with my overlocker, et voila!


And last night while facebooking, a friend pinged to ask if I would mind making a dress for her. Like this one.

Just when i'd been wishing for an excuse to make a posh frock!! This style will use exactly the pattern drafting skills I've been learning recently!

11 comments:

Kitty said...

Gorgeous scarf - the colour and fabric are wonderful. And as for that dress ... *wolf whistles* - can't wait to see how you do it (note I have no doubt you WILL do it).

x

dottycookie said...

Oh my goodness, if that's what you can do with an overlocker I absolutely neeeeeed one. I could have made fabulous use of it for my fraying angels!

Anonymous said...

Lovely scarf - your so clever! I'm very exited about the dress!!!! xx

Gina said...

The scarf is beautiful and I can't wait to see that dress!

peppermintpatcher said...

A very posh frock! What's not to love about a black and white polka dot?

driftwood said...

love the scarf !

solsticedreamer said...

that scarf is gorgeous, i have a thing for scarves and always wear one of some description...even an adapted sarong!

something for you over at my blog :)

two hippos said...

The scarf is great, I've been wondering about getting an over-locker I think I should ask father Christmas!

twiggypeasticks said...

I love the scarf, such rich colours and fabric. Can't wait to see the dress. You are a VERY talented lady
Twiggy x

Primrose Corner said...

That scarf is dreamy. I absolutely love it. As for that dress - wow. I wish you luck with it. Promise to show the finished result. Your friend will look like a princess.

Ursula said...

I love your scarf - great colour
Mmmm, overlocker envy here!