Thursday, April 25, 2013
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
I used Vogue 8774 and Damask Denim from Mood Fabrics. I saw Katie's blog showing her jeans she made from this fabric and ordered some that day. I'm really pleased with them. Megan has a hard time finding jeans to fit so this will be the first but not the last of this pattern. The fit was good right out of the pattern. It has a much smaller waist than RTW jeans. No Gap at the back. She thinks the bottom of the legs are to loose so will be taking them in about 1/4" down both sides from above the knee down to the hem. These run pretty short. Megan is barely 5' 5" and they are just long enough. Will add an inch next time. I made them a little snug on purpose because Megan broke her foot running on the treadmill at the gym and has put on a few extra pounds. She wants red jeans next. I lined the pocket & made the zipper protector with a polka dot cotton.Huckleberry and Finn wanted in the pictures.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Made this Sandra Betzina skirt from Vogue 1292 for my daughter in law. I've wanted to make it since I first saw it but couldn't find a nice weight stripe knit. I saw this black and white ponte on fabric.com and had to get ASAP. It's really easy and fast to put together. I lined it with a flesh colored lightweight knit. I'll try to get a picture of Sharon in it. It was fun to sew.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
I got this bright idea to make matching Christmas PJ's for all 11 grandbabies two weeks before Christmas. Got the fabric a week before Christmas cut them out and made them all in three days. We managed to get a picture of all them. Next year I vow to start them in November.
Friday, December 7, 2012
Sew Baby Patterns. I use this pattern for Costumes all the time. I made Bloom from the TV show Winx from Jalie 2798. They both loved their costumes. So fun when they are a big hit. I also made the baby a Strawberry from McCalls 6627. Super Easy.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Nicole . We had lots of fun doing it together. This fall I've made two quilts. I made this Christmas quilt from a couple of Riley Blake's Santa's Workshop stakers from an idea from Missouri Quilt Companies you tube video. I also took her two classes on Craftsy Quilting Quickly I and II. I just love her style of teaching, so laid back and so fun. I did the backs of the Christmas quilt and the floral quilt adding a strip from left over blocks to add interest to the back. One the halloween quilt I just started throwing all kinds of scraps together for a crazy mixed up back. I hand cut the word BOO from black minky and zig zagged it to the back. I love them all and I'm learning more and more as I go.
Friday, April 13, 2012
I bought this McCalls pattern 6559 for Judy who is expecting in September because she wanted a maxi dress to wear during her pregnancy. But it was a hit with all the girls so I've made one with sleeves for Sharon, the green/black/white print for Megan and I have three more cut out to make. It's such an easy dress to put together. I used contrasting binding or ribbing in lieu of turning under 5/8" at neck and armholes. I also added a simple belt for the waist or under the bust for preggers Judy. I'll put up the other pictures as they are finished. It's a fairly loose fit in the waist but somewhat fitted in bust and hip area. All the fabrics are from fabric.com bought sometime in the past couple of years. Here's a picture of Judy at thier party to announce boy or girl. They took envelope from doctors office to Krogers and gave them the box and asked them to fill it with blue ballons if it said boy or pink ballons if it said girl. It was so fun when they opened the box at the party to see thier excited faces when the blue ballons came out. Our fourth grandson, but it's been 7 granddaughters since grandson number three almost nine years ago. We are ready for a boy. Picture of Mr. Finnegan just because he likes to get in the middle of everything.