Friday, August 16, 2019

Out of the closet

I am using some second hand frames to frame up some older pastels that have been moldering in my files for a long time.

I should learn how to photograph framed pictures (the glass is always a problem),

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Ready for Kindergarden

This is the "Jump Rope" dress from Oliver and S patterns. They have the clearest instructions. You can buy and download the patterns at home.

And this is the "Hide and Seek" tunic. I was thrilled to find the "Dick and Jane" fabric at the thrift store.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Scrap Buster

I used the Liesl and Co. Pattern "Breezy Blouse" to make a light summer shell. I first sewed enough of some of my favorite scrap material together to have enough fabric to fit the front pattern piece.

The shoulders were size 12 graded out to size 16 at the waist and hips. I dropped the bust darts 1 inch. I went back after assembling the sides and made a mark a 1/2 inch from where the mark is to show where to sew the side panel to the back panel and drew a line (green) to flow into the seam line from it. I was afraid to alter the pattern thinking that if I baisted it in my blouse, I could take it back out if it didn't work.

But I think it made the fit better (for me).

This pattern will be really easy now that I have made a couple of muslins and made it fit for me.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Another ruffle quilt

LJ ruffle quilt

I found the cute figure and text fabric years ago and was saving if for when my daughters had children. I cut out pieces of it and zigzagged it onto the gingham backing and then made it into a ruffle quilt. I am pretty pleased with the way it turned out.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Ruffle quilts/wonky cross

Rio ruffle quilt

I am not really a quilter. I lackthe patience or precision. However, I wanted to make something for my newly arrived grand babies and chose to make a wonky cross comforter for each grandchild. 

Kathy, who owns our fabulous local Sew Much More
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suggested the fabrics above and I loved them. I found the wonky cross tutorials on the internet and you tube. Many snips and a couple of washings later, I had a comforter for a little boy.

I used my remaining fabrics and added more orange to make a comforter for a little girl. I get sick of seeing girls only offered the options of pink or lavendar.

Rory ruffle quilt.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Shabby chic country tunics

I found the little scrap of old quilt top at our local thrift store. I liked its slight wonkiness and shabby chic style. The blue stripe was a leftover fabric that I had stored away. I made the tunics with the Oliver and S Hide and Seek tunic pattern. Can’t wait to see them on my granddaughters.