Thursday, February 12, 2009
Here, I'll share some of the insanity from some sample test questions:
What type of cryptographic attack rendered Double DES no more effective than standard DES encryption?
Which one of the following network attacks takes advantage of weakness in the fragment reassembly functionality of the TCP/IP protocol stack?
Lots of fun, no?
Monday, February 9, 2009
I had forgotten that kids in diapers have baggy bottoms- and the drop waist kind of gets "caught" on the diaper! Funny looking, indeed. The dress is actually not quite as big as I thought it was going to be, but she had a few tshirts on underneath.
And this morning I finished up Kate's matching dress. I held off putting any velvet ribbon on it so that it could be machine washed. Instead I found a satin ribbon bow tacked up on my bulletin board, so I stitched that onto the dress. You can't really see it, but I added a few small gathers in the skirt directly under the bow.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Here is the dress for Anabear:
I added a back neck facing to make it easier to construct and avoid any hand sewing. The collar and the fold back front facing were interfaced with a light weft interfacing. That collar was a HUGE pain. It wasn't drafted terribly well, so it was very finicky clipping and stretching to attach it smoothly. Now that it's on, it doesn't really lie very flat- hopefully that's just a hanger problem and it will be better on Ana. I cut a size 2, but it looks like it's going to be a bit on the big size, as I guess is standard for big 4 toddler size patterns.
Two shades of blue velvet ribbon and some eyelet lace, from Daytona.
I was going to sew something for myself from the new Feb 2009 BWOF, really, but these kind of caught my eye. They go really nicely with a blue paisley print that I have (the one that contributed the trim on the bottom of my polar bear PJ pants), so I think I need to whip up two small blue dresses with pretty velvet trim first...
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Originally uploaded by wck
See that stripey material? It's bathing suit material! Clearly I've had about enough of 20F and freezing days and snow. I made a bunch of Kwik Sew bathing suits last summer... wonder if I should pull out the pattern and make a new one, then hang it up on the wall as a "summer may one day return" reminder? ;-)
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Hmmm.... my sewing loft room is a bright blue. I've long thought that I wanted to paint it white, but the amount of work involved in stripping of the blue and repainting it has kept me from bothering. Add in that the smell of paint (even supposedly low fume, environmentally friendly ones) is a migraine trigger for me, so I'd have to stay out for a week or two and pay someone else to paint it, and the blue has stayed put so far. So I thought this was interesting article- definitely more incentive to keep being lazy about repainting, for sure.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
This morning I made up another dress for Kate to wear to school. I bought about a yard of this pink butterfly print at JoAnns because it screamed Kate to me. The sleeves and skirt band are from some black seersucker that I bought almost 2 years ago at Gorgeous Fabrics - actually my first order ever from there. I made myself a skirt from it back then, and I've been using the rest here and there.
I had a ladybug button left over from Ana's dress, so I stitched it onto the front band. That pink trim is just a teensy scrap of flannel backed satin that I fished out of the "doll clothes" scrap basket.
This pattern is extremely similiar to Simplicity 9497, which I made for Kate this summer. Same high yoke and gathered skirt and collar (although I omitted the collar on this version of 7667):