Monday, February 8, 2016

A Shorter Version of Tunic/Pants

Pattern: Tops Butterick 3030 view A shortened to hip length Scuba knit from Fabric Mart
This is the same top here. I like this top so much that I made one more. I also have plans to use this pattern for some Spring/Summer tops.
Pants: Simplicity 2190 Flocked Varigated Denim from Fabric Mart

Pant Alterations:  Front band was reduced by one inch
                             Removed two inches from outer and inner leg
*This pattern does run large. After making adjustments, I thought "I'd never make this pant again, but we'll see. I do like the fit.


Sunday, January 31, 2016

I like it!

Butterick 3030 view A tunic with a shoulder dart and side slits.  I've had this pattern for a few years, but this is the first time I've made this view. Plans are to make a few more in a shorter length.

Fabric: Lime Scuba Knit from Fabric Mart

I really like this pattern as it is very quick and easy. It's very comfortable!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Coral Orange

Simplicity 2474 Jacket with front and sleeve band. Sizes: 10 - 28W

Fabric: Coral Orange ITY Knit

This is a fun jacket. It quick and easy to

Saturday, December 19, 2015

My Needle Book

After watching several needle book videos, this is what I created. Some of the items will probably be removed as it is rather thick.

Front with lace, buttons, and a flower.

Elastic was used as the button closure.


This is the last of my mother's sewing labels. She passed in 1989.
Double Needle and extra machine needles
I used pieces of felt, pinking shears, lace, buttons, lace, and lots of hot glue.

One must have safety pins.
A few more pins.

I just played with this needle threader. Maybe it has a place in my world.

I glued the needle case onto a flower.
I love these clips.
This was a fun project. Next I need to make some scrap bowl to catch all of the threads and clippings!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

It's All About the Grands!

For the Santa hat chair covers I used cotton fabric, but they would be nice in fleece.There is an online tutorial available. The table cloth was made by my mom who passed in 1989. It is cotton with 5" lace.

These are envelope pillows. Instead of making pillow shams for the beds, I made one pillow. There are online tutorials available. The granny square cloth on the table is a few years old. The little doll on the sofa is a gift from a parent from my teaching days.

This is the same fabric from the pillows. I cut them into squares and positioned them on a newly purchased shower curtain and towels.

I needed a tree skirt for this new tree. It's 18 inches around. I decided to put my kids and grandkids pictures that are normally on the big tree on this newly purchased tree. Yes, they are so special.

I did this for the gate.
I have a beautiful apron pattern, but I was putting an apron away after doing the laundry so I traced it. I also took the Kelly green one that I traced and cover the writing with some of this same fabric. I made a pocket with red across the top. Today, I purchased some Insul-Bright needled insulated lining for the pot holder that I'm creating. I'm almost ready!

 If I would stop thinking of things to make I could end this Christmas sewing chapter.