Saturday, February 5, 2011

In keeping with the DCU theme. . .

I was recently asked to make a very special custom order.  My customer wanted a dress, pocket diaper and bib done in DCU.  Since this fabric is being discontinued by the military, it's not so easy to come by.  I happened to have one of my husbands old blouses (the one that went with the pants that made the bag in the previous post) and she was able to find an XXL blouse to send to me.  What came out of these blouses are the swing back dress trimmed with pink rick rack, the pocket diaper, and the bib.  I think they all turned out quite lovely, and it was rather nice working with these prints, as I haven't in the past.  So, enjoy the pictures.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The DCU Bag

Well, I wanted to make a purse out of one of Jake's old uniforms, but all I could find were BDU and DCU bottoms.  I have the ACU top, but can't find the bottom to it.  Since I was itching to make the purse anyway, I cut into a DCU bottom.  The purse itself turned out alright, and I'm pretty happy with it.  I will be making some modifications though.  Like I plan to add linning and some interfacing to it.  Overall, I think it turned out really nice.  So, here you go.  My latest project in the world of camo fabric.